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Kountry Kids 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Stover.
Club leader: Bobbie Kroeschen, 660-221-4359(opens in new window)

Radiant Rascals 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Versailles Fire Department Training Room, Highway 52 and D Road, Versailles.
Club Leader: Dawn Walls, 573-569-0042(opens in new window)

Little Rascals 4-H Club (5- to 7-year-olds) meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Bank of Versailles Drive-thru, 111 N. Fisher Street, Versailles.
Club leader: Sarah Schad, 573-392-5814(opens in new window)

Silver Spurs 4-H Club meet at 5 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in Fortuna.
Club Leader: Pam Colvin, 573-378-0987

Central Missouri Community Action Head Start Programs for Morgan County
807 Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-8706  Fax: (573) 875-6993
Head Start Administrative Offices 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
(573)443-8706 ext. 1059  Fax: (573)874-6993

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.

Child Care Aware of Central Missouri      

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.

Child Safe of Central Missouri
102 E. 10th St., Sedalia, MO 65301
Office: 660-829-3434,Therapy Services: 660-951-1080, After Hours/Emergency 660-221-5505

Our mission is to respond to child abuse and help families heal. Child Safe serves 11 counties which include: Benton, Carroll, Chariton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis and Saline.   
We serve children, ages 3 - 18 who were victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, exploitation, or witnessed domestic violence, homicide, or other crimes. All of Child Safe services are provided free of charge.

Morgan County Child Support Unit
211 E. Newton St. Ste. 1, Versailles, MO 65084

Before our program can handle a child support case, it must be referred to us by FSD. See the following webpage for information on applying for child support Services: or visit Apply for Child Support Services

Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition

Information about programs and events for children in Morgan County.

Morgan County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services

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).

Morgan County Family Support Division
703 N. Monroe, Versailles, MO 65084
To apply for benefits:

Public assistance to help Missourians with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, blind services and other basic needs, health care coverage for eligible Missourians, child welfare services to help ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of Missouri children, and
specialized assistance to troubled youth.

Morgan County Health Dept.
104 W. Lafayette St., Versailles, MO 65084
Mon - Thur 8am - 4:30pm, Friday 8am - 4pm

Immunizations, Birth and Death Certificates, Water Testing, Food Service Inspections, Waste Water Permits, Emergency Preparedness, Health Education, WIC (Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program)

Morgan County R-I School District
701 N. Oak St., Stover, MO 65078
573-377-2217  Fax 573-377-2211

Morgan County R-II School District
913 W. Newton, Versailles, MO 65084

South Elementary
573-372-6261  Fax 573-569-7010

Versailles Elementary 
573-378-4272  Fax 573-378-5164

Versailles Middle School
573-378-5432  Fax 573-378-6610

Versailles High School
573-378-4697  Fax 573-378-2704

Parents As Teachers
913 W. Newton, Versailles, MO 65084

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.

Post Partum Support International 
English or Spanish 800-944-4773
English text line 800-944-4773
Spanish text line 971-420-0294

The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.
Online Post Partum Support Group