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Children and Parenting Resources




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

http://www.cmca.us/

Apply Online: 

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. Early Head Start serves infants and toddlers and a home based program is also available.



Central Missouri Community Action - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Moniteau
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
855-422-4510
nolanda@cmca.us
http://www.cmca.us/

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 Missouri      
866-892-3228 
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 
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.




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.



Family Counseling Center of Missouri
204 Metro Suite B, Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-634-4591   Fax: 573-634-4792
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 pm, Friday 8:00-12:00 pm

Children’s services play therapy, free parenting groups on Tuesday evenings. 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.



First Chance for Children
1010 Fay Street Columbia, MO 65201
573-777-1815
director@fc4c.org
http://www.firstchanceforchildren.org/

First Chance for Children provides a wide range of comprehensive programming designed to support families with their specific parenting needs. From diapers and cribs, to parent education, play groups, and more, First Chance for Children has a service for all families with children under the age of 5. Together, we can ensure all children are ready for school, ready for life.
Safe C.R.I.B.S., which stands for Community Resources, Infant Beds, and Support, provides infants without a safe place to sleep a pack and play crib. The crib is delivered to the family and is followed by 5 additional home visits focusing on family wellbeing and child safety.  CRIBS is open to low-income families or those experiencing high parenting stress
Baby Bags provides diapers, wipes, hygiene items, and other supplies needed to provide care and comfort to children delivered along with Child development and safety information. Items are available at the First Chance office or through one of our partner programs.  
Geographic Area Served:  Boone, Howard, Cooper, Randolph, Audrain, Callaway, Moniteau, Cole, and Osage Counties.



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





Moniteau County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services
https://healthapps.dhss.mo.gov/childcaresearch/

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).




Moniteau County Resource Center 
104 N. Gerhart Road, California, MO 65018
573-796-3196    855-373-4636    Automated line: 800-392-1261   Fax: 573-796-3230
Children's Division: 573-378-4681
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 5 

Services: Food Stamps, Childcare subsidy, Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
Eligibility: Application and income guidelines.
Fee: None
Children's Division Services: Assistance to abused/neglected children and their families.
Investigate abuse/neglect, license foster, kinship and adoptive homes, services to families and
children surrounding abuse/neglect.




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.



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



My Life Clinic 
802 N. Providence Rd.,Suite 2, Columbia, MO 65203
573-874-3561   Fax: 573-875-5244
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00-5:00

My Life Clinic offers professional, confidential pregnancy medical and non-medical services at no cost. Services include pregnancy confirmation, limited ultrasounds, pregnancy prevention and termination education, prenatal vitamins, limited STD testing and treatment, and adoption consultations. Appointments may be scheduled for general community resource education and referral. Once you are a client at our clinic, you may access parent mentoring, parenting classes, mom's support group, abortion recovery support program and earn baby bucks to use in our baby boutique. We are available for emergency needs diapers to all members of the community.
Eligibility: There are no limits to who can access services at My Life Clinic. Clients must qualify for limited OB ultrasound and STD testing. This can be done by speaking with our Nurse Manager. The baby boutique carries clothing up to size 24 mos. 



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.



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



Parental Stress Helpline
800-367-2543



SAFE KIDS Coalition
One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212
573-884-6381
http://www.muhealth.org/locations/womens-and-childrens/childrens/for-parents/safe-kids/

Services: Education for Parents, Pedestrian Safety, and National Standardized Child Passenger
Safety Training.



University of Missouri Extension
100 E. Newton Street 4th Floor, Versailles, MO
573-378-5358
www.extension.missouri.edu/

Hours: please contact for hours
Services: Free or low cost information and programs on many topics. Parenting, health,
nutrition, divorce, money matters, housing and more. 4-H youth development programs, and Job
Skills.
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