- Early Learning Program Guidance
- Missouri Early Learning Standards
- School Readiness Definition
- Staff Contact Information
The Early Learning Section is responsible for oversight of the department's efforts to expand and improve the quality of early learning and parent education programs that support young children and families for success. It is our intent to provide a clear path for guiding the growth and development of young children prior to kindergarten entry. In addition to these programs, the Early Learning Section provides resources that can be useful to parents, child care providers, teachers and administrators about the learning and development of our youngest learners.