Resources for Child Care Providers


We provide accredited workshops, programs, tours and story times specifically for child care groups. All programs are listed on our monthly newsletters or you can view the online program calendar. Child care providers can get their names added to the mailing list by completing this form.

We also run the Facebook group DBRL Early Childhood Connections. Please join us for notices on new library and local resources, events and news. This space is also a place to connect and collaborate with other professionals working with young children and their families.

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Planning a visit to the library? Please keep in mind these guidelines to help us assure that everyone has a good time.

An Educare Resource Center near the children’s area in the Columbia facility offers a reference collection of planning materials for care providers.

Other Resources

Child Care Aware of Missouri serves as a community resource on child care throughout the state. They work with child care program owners, directors and teachers to improve the quality of their programs. They also provide business and civic leaders with information on the value and importance of child care and collaborate with them to make child care safe and enriching for children.

Need a Missouri Professional Development Identification Number (MOPD ID)?
Visit the Open Initiative website.