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Daycare License Requirements for Missouri

Worker requirements

Must be at least 18 years old.

Provider / Child Ratio

Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
Infants(1:4)
Toddlers(1:8)
Preschool(1:10)
School age(1:16)

 

Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
Infants(1:4)
All ages(1:10)[ages of children determine necessity of assistant]

 

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Child Care
1715 Southridge Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-751-2891
Fax: 573-526-5345
Web site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov/ChildCare/index.html

 

Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Homes

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19c30-61.pdf

Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/19csr/19c30-62.pdf

Missouri Child Care Associations:

Mid Missouri Child Care Association