Human Development & Family Studies
Child Care Resources:
Resources for Early Childhood
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
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
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.