Early Childhood

Welcome to the Early Childhood Hub, a dedicated space curated by our team at MU Extension. As advocates for comprehensive early childhood development, the heart of our mission is a commitment to empowering and supporting adults who shape the early years of a child's life. Through this platform, we strive to equip you with valuable information and resources that can help foster children’s optimal growth and development. Join us on this journey as we collaborate to create a nurturing environment for our youngest learners.


Free educational resources

"The Best of the Best List of Amazing Educational Resources Available for Free" curated by Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Google doc spreadsheet)

Show Me Child Care Provider Search

A web-based listing of all licensed, license-exempt, and subsidy contracted providers in Missouri, provided by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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