Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri


Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri is an operating agency of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and a member of Child Care Aware® of Missouri Child Care Aware® of America and has been in operation since 1992.

A Message From the Director

Hi I’m Nicole, Director of Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri. Welcome! Please look around our site and get to know a little more about what we do to serve families, child care professionals and the community. Let us know if we can be of service or if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you!

Our Mission

Providing information and education which reinforces the importance of quality care.

Hours of operation

M-F, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Services Provided Include

Offering a clearinghouse of information by providing information and education which reinforces the importance of quality care, providing child care data and statistics, assisting employers and community organizations/agencies, and the Early Childhood One Stop for Springfield area families

Assisting child care providers through face-to-face and online training, on-site technical assistance, state-wide workshop calendar, lending library, and Show Me Child Care Resources website

Facilitating community partnerships by community involvement around early childhood issues and collaboration on community events such as SW MO Child Care Provider Health Conference and Called to Care for Kids Conference

Are you interested in volunteering?

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