Child Care Aware

What is Child Care Aware?

We deliver services focusing on improving a child’s experiences and environment in their first two-thousand days.

Our work targets four main groups throughout Missouri: 1) families, 2) child care professionals, 3) businesses, and 4) community stakeholders.



To raise the quality of early child care educational experiences in Missouri by improving child care services through training, education, quality standards, coaching, business supports, and policy work.

Every young child receives safe, quality learning experiences.

Trainings for Child Care Professionals

Scholarships for Child Care Professionals

Family Resources

To learn more about Child Care Aware, please contact Tanya Thomas at (417) 782-9899 or at