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Boy Scouts of America - Troup 62
California, MO 
573-338-2491
https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaCubScoutPack120/

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. Covering Moniteau County.  Contact by phone or messaging their facebook page. 



Central Missouri Community Action, Moniteau County Head Start
Moniteau County Head Start
504 White, California, MO 65018
573-796-3519

showmeaction.org 

Benefits of Head Start:

Education - Children are exposed to a variety of developmentally age appropriate activities through participation in a research based curriculum. Children participate in a variety of activities that include: language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self help and problem solving

Health - Each child receives comprehensive health screening and physical and dental examinations. Appropriate follow-up is monitored as needed. Training for staff and families is also provided.

Nutrition - Children participate in nutrition experiences and are encouraged to try new foods that are balanced and served in family-style setting. Nutrition training, counseling, and referrals are available for parents.

Social Services - Families are recruited by staff for the program and assist in identifying their strengths and goals. This component also promotes community support through agency collaboration to meet the needs of children.



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.




Cole County Child Support Division
205 Jefferson St., 1st Floor, Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-4224 

Child Support provides a variety of services, from the establishment of paternity and child support orders to the enforcement and modification of child support orders.


Cooper County Child Support Division
422 E. Spring St., Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-2700

Child Support provides a variety of services, from the establishment of paternity and child support orders to the enforcement and modification of child support orders.



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.



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 Family Support Divison - Moniteau County
104 North Gerhart Road, California, MO 65018
573-796-3196 Fax 573-796-2330, Toll Free 855-373-4636

Services: Childcare subsidies for low income families.  Temporary assistance, medicaid, SNAP (food stamps).  Also provides 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 Cooper County.
Fee: None



Moniteau County Health Center
401 S. Francis Street, California, MO 65018
573-796-3412 FAX: 573-796-8364
Clinic hours: Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to noon and 1:00 to 5:00
http://moniteaucountyhealth.org/docs/wic/index.cfm

WIC - Women, Infants and Children. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.  Serving women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or whose pregnancy recently ended.  Aslo serves infants and children under 5 years old.  All individuals must meet financial guidelines.



Moniteau County Public Schools Review
https://www.publicschoolreview.com/missouri/moniteau-county

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



Parents as Teachers
205 S Owen St, California, MO 65018
573-796-2161   Fax: (573) 796-8650
Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
http://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.
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