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Child Care Resources:

Resources for Early Childhood Professionals
Information organized by the Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals. The competency areas describe what professionals who work with young children and families need to know and be able to do to provide quality early care and education services.

OPEN Initiative
OPEN's primary focus is the development and implementation of a career development system for early childhood and school-age/after-school professionals. The OPEN Initiative is housed at the Center for Family Policy and Research at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Child Care AwareŽ of Missouri
Child Care Aware of Missouri serves as a community resource on child care throughout the state. They help families find quality child care. They work with child care program owners, directors and teachers to improve the quality of their programs. They also collaborate with business and civic leaders in the community to promote safe and enriching child care.



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