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, which includes families, teachers and child care providers. 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.

Missouri is in a child care crisis – MU Extension has programs to help

MU Extension and several partners are working with providers to expand and improve quality child care options statewide. Learn more from this flyer and this news release, and check back here for more information and resources.

Find the complete list and descriptions of the child care provider clock hour trainings that we provide on our provider trainings page and check our Events listing to register for current sessions.


MO-SECA provides early childhood administrators across the state with personalized coaching, professional development and resources they need to operate sustainable, quality programs.
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SBDC provides counseling and training to small businesses, including child care start-ups and the expansion of existing child care centers.

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