Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri

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Public Policy and Advocacy Efforts

We believe that advocating for children is important. Child Care Aware® of Missouri’s Annual Public Policy Platform describes the need for child care and early education related policy changes at the state and federal levels.  Learn the Facts! Studies show that investments in early childhood education lead children to become more productive adults, furthermore school success is directly related to quality child care.
Being an advocate isn’t hard. Missouri's Association for the Education of Young Children has some great steps and resources to get you started so you can make a change in the lives of children.

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Join Missouri's Action and Information center to help us ensure all of Missouri's children have safe child care that promotes healthy development regardless of income. CLICK HERE to sign up today and receive Updates and steps to take to add your voice to pending state and federal policies, as well as, a newsletter included hot topics and news you can use.

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Missouri's Annual Child Advocacy Day!
Let your voice be heard! Join hundreds of other early childhood professionals to challenge Missouri legislators to make smart choices for children.

Join Child Care Aware® of America for the Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Meet with your Representative and Senator to discuss the issues affecting children and families.


Important Advocacy Links


Voter Registration
Center for Family Policy and Research
NACCRRA Public Policy

Policy Tools

State Legislative Directory
State Officials and Agendas
Search Local Government
Pending Issues and Campaigns to Strengthen Child Care
Congressional Delegation
Media Guide 
State Legislative Basics


Primary funding provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, 
Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section