Educare Programs is the University sponsored organization under the Human Environmental Studies Department which retains two grant funded initiatives from the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS). The goal of all programming is providing education and support to prevent child abuse and neglect and improve the quality of child care and early learning programs to promote school readiness.
Educare provides resources, on-site technical assistance and training opportunities to child care providers with an emphasis on family home providers caring for children who receive subsidy child care.
Home Visiting provides on-site home visits with families of children prenatal to age three and opportunities for the families to access services and resources within their community to help encourage healthy families.
Educare Programs also sponsors the Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparatory Class with funding from the United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Educare Programs Office