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Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Update Alert!

The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training has been updated to include the Online System for Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting (OSCR) for reporting for non-emergencies.

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***** Project REACH has moved to a new web location! Be sure to update your bookmark to our new ".missouri.edu" domain. Soon, the ".org" location will be turned off. *****

Project REACH (Rural EArly CHildhood) is a free and voluntary program available in select rural Missouri counties to support those who care for young children.

We are a research-based program designed to enhance the quality of early child care and education. Through ongoing on-site visits, we provide training, support and assistance to those who care for and teach young children.

Project REACH is a part of the Center for Family Policy and Research at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Funding for this program is provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section.

New Child Care Subsidy Trainings

As of October, 2016 all child care providers must complete required training to continue recieving child care subsidy payments. Required training must be completed by June 30, 2017. Missouri Department of Social Services has sent letters to all child care providers recieving child care subsidy payments from the State of Missouri. For more information and to find approved trainings, please click the following link: http://dss.mo.gov/cd/child-care/child-care-providers/child-care-providers-training.htm.

Project REACH is here to help you fulfill these new requirements! Find your local Support Associate and contact her today!

More information

If you provide child care for children in counties served by Project REACH, contact us to receive information, for Attendance and Payment Accuracy for Child Care Providers Training or to receive updates for services in your area.

Please contact us at 1-86-MYREACH-0 (1-866-973-2240).

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