Daycare License Requirements for Missouri

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old.

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    School age(1:16)


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    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:


    Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Homes

    Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers

    Missouri Child Care Associations:

    Mid Missouri Child Care Association

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