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Audrain County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services

Please note:The records available for review on this site may not reflect the complete history of a child care facility’s compliance. Public records regarding a licensed or license-exempt child care facility are available for review and/or may be requested from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Section for Child Care Regulation (SCCR). Public records regarding a registered child care facility receiving child care subsidy funding are available for review and/or may be requested from Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), Children’s Division (CD).

Audrain County Children’s Division
3626-A South Clark, Mexico MO 65265-0129 
573-581-3312 Fax: 573-581-8001
Relay Missouri: 711 (Information line if you are hearing and/or speech impaired)Text Telephone: 800-735-2966 TTD Voice Access: 800-735-2466
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: Provide in-home services for families in crisis, as well as providing care in alternative placements and conducting investigations on child abuse/neglect hotlines. Eligibility: Family residing in Audrain County Fee: None

Audrain County Public Schools Review

A listing of all the public schools in Audrain County with map and contact information.

Boy Scouts of America - Grand Prairie District
First Presbyterian Church
400 Lakeview Rd., Mexico, MO 

Youth agency; character development of children ages 7 to 20, citizenship training, ethical values, personal fitness training camping, mental fitness; career education; life skills; reduced fees available. Serving Callaway and Audrain Counties. 

Central Missouri Community Action - Williams Family Support Center Head Start
801 East Breckenridge Mexico, MO 65265
573.581.6806   Fax: 573.582.7587

Williams Family Support Center Head Start is a child care and early learning facility that offers early head start and head start programs for preschool children. WFSC is open to children ages six weeks old to five years old, and also provides home-based programs for children of up to three years old.

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Statewide Open 24 hours/day 800-392-3738 

Child Care Aware of Central Missouri
105 East Ash Street Suite 102 Columbia, MO       
573-443-5437 Toll-free: 800-243-9685

Services: Assist families by providing a list of child care providers in their area. We also provide training to child care providers in order for them to stay in compliance with the state regulations. 
Fee: None for families/parents seeking child care, nominal fee for providers for child care trainings 
Eligibility: None
Area: Child Care Aware serves as a community resource on child care for 46 counties in Central and Northeast Missouri.

Children's Therapy and Early Education School
408 S. Missouri St., Mexico, MO 65265

Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
230 Metro Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

Helps girls learn decision making skills, develop values, and participate in community service projects; girls may participate as members of a troop or as individual Juliettes.  Financial assistance available. 

Dream Factory - Central Missouri Chapter
P.O. Box 139, Columbia, MO 65203

Helps fulfill the dreams of critically or chronically ill children ages 3 - 8.

4 H
101 N. Jefferson, Mexico,MO 65265


4‐H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States and is sponsored in Missouri by University of Missouri Extension, with county,state, and federal funding. The goal of 4‐H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudesthat will enable them to become self‐ directed, productive members of society.

MPACT (Missouri Parents Act)
A statewide advocacy, information, and resource organization serving children with disabilities, their families, and consumers.

ParentLink - University of Missouri
4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, M) 65203
(573) 882-7323    Fax: (573) 884-0409
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Parent Link Warm Line - 800-552-8522 for high quality parenting information and answers to your parenting questions

Services: Provides research-based parenting information, referrals, and supportive conversation to parents and professionals working with parents and children; also available to students
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Parents and professionals involved with children

Parents As Teachers - Mexico
920 S. Jefferson St., Mexico, MO 65265

Community R-VI Parents as Teachers
36063 Highway BB, Laddonia, MO 65332

Van-Far Parents as Teachers
2122 Audrain Rd. 557, Vandalia, MO 65265

An early-learning program for parents with children prenatal to age 5. As a parent, you are your child's first teacher and your home is your child's first schoolhouse. Your baby begins learning at birth. Parents As Teachers can help you lay a strong foundation for your child's future success in school. Parents As Teachers is offered at no cost to all interested parents.
Program Services:
Home Visits - Personalized home visits by certified parent educators, specially trained in child development and eager to help you give your child a great start.
Group Connections - Group meetings with other parents and parent-child activities, where you can share parenting experiences and gain new insight about your child.
Play Groups (only in Mexico) - Small monthly play groups with the opportunity to socialize with other parents in the program. Held on a weekday morning.
Screenings - PAT offers periodic screening of overall development, language, hearing, and vision.

United 4 Children

There are some child care facilities that specialize in caring for children with special needs, but most do not. Visit United 4 children for help finding a suitable program. These services are provided through funding from Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services. Fee: None