Office of Childhood
We assist child care providers in becoming licensed by conducting inspections. We also investigate complaints in order to assure the health, safety, and development of Missouri’s children.
Parents participating in the Child Care Subsidy program may choose their own child care provider. The chosen child care provider must meet contract requirements as described in the Child Care Provider Manual. Parents may obtain information about choosing quality child care and child care providers in their communities by contacting their local child care resource and referral agency.