Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri

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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. 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, and assisting employers and community organizations/agencies 
  • Assisting child care providers through lending library, training opportunities and on-site technical assistance
  • Facilitating community partnerships by attending community meetings and events and co-hosting events such as provider appreciation banquets and the SW MO Child Care Provider Health Conference



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Our Mission

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

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February-March 2015 Workshops

April-June 2015 Workshops

Contact Us

Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri
1710 E Chestnut Expressway
Springfield MO 65802
Phone: 417-887-3545 or 800-743-8497
Fax: 417-823-9459

Open Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

If you have special needs please call our office and we can help you.  Note:  Our office no longer handles referrals. For Referrals  call 1-866-892-3228.  Referral Center Hours are Monday Through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm


Nicole Piper, Director ext 214
Sara Potter, Early Childhood Assistant ext 210
Lori Schlueter, Early Childhood Specialist ext 303


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

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