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


Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Missouri
4250 E. Broadway, Suite 1067, Columbia, MO  65201
573-874-3677

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. It is our vision that all children achieve success in life.  



CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Audrain
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
855-422-4510
Nolanda-Dodd@showmeaction.org
showmeaction.org

Services: ShowMe Healthy Relationships Program offers free courses to both individuals and couples.  The program helps committed couples (married or unmarried) enhance their relationships by learning how to build a healthy friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team to improve their relationship.  For singles, the program helps participants choose the right partner by learning key things to look for as they explore potential relationships as well as how to choose the right partner for a happy, stable relationship. 
Additional courses are offered including: Parenting, Step-Parenting, Taking Care of You, Money Management and Job Skills Training. 
Eligibility: Over 18 and not currently in domestic violent relationship 
Fees: None, barrier reducers are given for participation 



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

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
573-581-2793

ctschool@sbcglobal.net

Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays



Community R-VI Early Learning Center Head Start
5063 Hwy BBm Ladonnia, MO  63352
573-373-2331 ext.235
http://showmeaction.org/services/head-start

Community R-VI Child & Family Development Center is a private center-based preschool in Laddonia, MO with Head Start spaces. Preschools like this one aim to stimulate the cognitive and social development of young children, prepare them for the transition to a classroom setting, and ready them for elementary school.



Focus on Kids
Montgomery Courthouse
211 E. Third St., Montgomery City
573-564-3341

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children. Conflict between parents, both before and after a divorce, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce.
Focus on Kids satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing to attend an educational parenting program. It is conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts.



MPACT (Missouri Parents Act)
A statewide advocacy, information, and resource organization serving children with disabilities, their families, and consumers.
800-743-7634



Missouri State Division of Child Support Enforcement
205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-4224
https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/contact-child-support.htm

The Child Support program responsibilities include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child and medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child and medical support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders and distributing support collections.



ParentLink
4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7323    800-TEL-LINK (800-835-5465)
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
http://parentlink.missouri.edu/index.php?utm_campaign=referer&utm_medium=parentlink&utm_source=https://www.google.com/

The Mission:
To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optional development. Our WarmLine is a call center, and is staffed with parenting experts that are available to answer any parenting question you may have!


Parents As Teachers
920 S. Jefferson St., Mexico, MO 65265
573-581-3776
http://mexicoecc.ss16.sharpschool.com/parents_as_teachers

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 - 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.



Williams Family Support Center Head Start
801 East Breckenridge, Mexico, MO  65265
573-581-6806  Fax 573-340-6382
http://showmeaction.org/services/head-start

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. The company is based in Mexico, Missouri and is open to children ages six weeks old to five years old. WFSC also provides home-based programs for children of up to three years old.



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