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Boy Scouts of America - Grand Prairie District
First Presbyterian Church
400 Lakeview Rd., Mexico, MO 
600-676-3088

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. 



Callaway County Public Schools Review
https://www.publicschoolreview.com/missouri/callaway-county

A listing of all the schools in Callaway County with maps and contact information.



Callaway/Fulton Head Start 
1600 Westminster Ave Fulton, Mo 65251
573-642-3201 
 
Services: Early childhood program Head Start Early Childhood development program prenatal, children – birth to 5, income guidelines apply.



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.



Dream Factory - Central Missouri Chapter
P.O. Box 139, Columbia, MO 65203
573-489-8710

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



Faith Maternity Care of Mid-Missouri Non-Resident Services
500 Market St., Ste. 301C, Fulton, MO 65251
573-826-2833

Parenting Skills Classes, Gas Service Payment Assistance, Electric Service Payment Assistance, Diapers, Rent Payment Assistance for pregnant women.



First Chance for Children
1010 Fay Street Columbia, MO 65201
573-777-1815
http://www.firstchanceforchildren.org/

First Chance for Children is a leader at the local and state level advocating for high quality early childhood practices, programming and policy while providing resources to foster healthy families and high quality early childhood development programs and services.



First Steps
866-583-2392

First Steps is Missouri's Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child's development, learning, and participation in family and community life.



Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
230 Metro Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109
877-312-4764
www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/

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. 



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



Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network
2503 W. Ash, Suite A Columbia, MO 65203 
573-445-5437 Toll-free: 800-243-9685

Child Care Aware serves as a community resource on child care for 46 counties in Central and Northeast Missouri.



Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (pregnant or parenting youth)
Locust St, Columbia, MO 65201                
573-815-9955

LFCS is a statewide organization providing counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services and disaster relief – reaching out to more than 22,000 individuals and families annually. LFCS is also a strong advocate for Missouri’s vulnerable families and works to improve the state and federal policies that affect them.



Parent Link
4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211.
Toll Free at: 1-800-552-8522 / Local (573)-882-7323, Text: 585-FAMILY1 (585-326-4591)


Our call center is now available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-5pm. 
Services:To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development. The 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
1805 Wood Street Fulton, Missouri
Fulton Public Schools: 590-8050, North Callaway R-I: 386-3327, South Callaway R-II: 676-5215 , New Bloomfield Schools: 491-3700 ext 206
www.parentsasteachers.org/

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.


YMCA of Callaway County
1715 Wood St. Fulton, Missouri
573-642-1065

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

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