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Central Missouri Community Action Head Start
Howard County Head Start
101 Furr St., Fayette, MO 65248
660-248-2227   Fax: 660-324-0564

Glasgow Head Start
860 Randolph St., Glasgow, MO 65254
660-338-2012   Fax: 669-338-5999

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. Staff assist parents with medical and dental care, provide healthy meals and snacks and supervise children playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Head Start helps all children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Children in Head Start are between the ages of three and five years old. Services are also available to infants and toddlers with the Early Head Start Program.



CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Howard
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.



Howard County Public School Review
https://www.publicschoolreview.com/missouri/howard-county

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



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



Parents As Teachers 
510 N. Cleveland, Fayette, MO. 65248
Contact person: Nancy Holtwick
660-728-3686 
Facebook page: Fayette Parents as Teachers

We have all the usual Parents as Teachers services including personal visits, group connections, developmental and health screenings as well as a resource and referral network.  We have a Play Center at Fayette High School and a toy lending library there.  All families with children prenatally to kindergarten entry are welcome to participate.  Also, we offer a diaper and book program for qualifying families.  To learn more about our activities, the Imagination Library and other offerings, please follow us on facebook at Fayette Parents as Teachers.



Parents As Teachers 
860 Randolph St., Glasgow, MO 65254
660-338-2012
Mellissa-Frevert@showmeaction.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.



Parents As Teachers 
414 W. Broadway, New Franklin, MO 65274

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 within the New Franklin Public School District.
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.



ParentLink
Toll Free at 1-800-552-8522/Local 573-882-7323

Call Center is now available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm 

Our Mission:
To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.



Safe Kids Coalition - Columbia
404 N. Keene St., DC519, Columbia, MO 65201
573-771-9216  FAX 573-449-7588
robertsonm@missouri.edu
www.muhealth.org/safekids

Services: Child Passenger Safety: provides car and booster seats with instruction from certified Child Passenger Safety Technician; Helmet & Wheeled Sports Safety: provides helmets for kids 15 and younger with fitting and safety education; Pool, Spa, and Open Water Safety: water safety events scheduled throughout the swimming season; Pedestrian Safety: programs and events organized annually; Home Safety: poison prevention, falls prevention and toy safety, fire and burn prevention education; safety tips and fact sheets available on the website. Safe Kids Day each spring – Fun and educational 
Eligibility: Preventable injury programs for children 19 years and under 
Intake Procedures: Car seat and helmet fitting and instruction by appointment, educational program requests scheduled 4-6 weeks in advance 
Required Documentation for Services: N/A 
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Callaway, Cole and Howard counties
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