Child Care Aware® of Missouri

Child Care Aware® of Missouri assists families and child care professionals statewide so that Missouri children have access to quality, affordable child care.


Child Care Aware® of Missouri provides services to families, child care professionals and the community.

Family services include referrals to local child care programs and resources to assist parents in making informed choices. Child care professionals can receive training and coaching. Technical assistance is available to help new child care programs get started by providing information about regulations, zoning, professional development and resource development. College scholarship opportunities for staff in licensed centers and family or group child care homes is available through T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI.

Data reports, including cost of care, supply, demand and some census data are available for the community. These may be used for advocacy for increased child care availability and quality.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits


  • Health and Safety Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Business Research Resources
Contact Information
Misty O’Keefe
955 Executive Parkway Drive
Suite 106
St Louis, MO 63141
(314) 754-0330