Provider Spotlight —Nicci is the Public Policy Chair for the Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children and a Provider Fellow!

Nicci Rexroat owns and operates four Early Care and Education facilities in Callaway and Cole counties. She is passionate about advocating for all children and the ECE workforce. She currently serves as Public Policy Chair for the Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children (Missouri’s NAEYC affiliate), and as a Provider Fellow with Kids

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Provider Spotlight – Lana is a provider and a nanny!

Lana is from a little town in Southern Missouri called Willow Springs. She was raised on a dairy farm that had horses, chickens, goats, cats, and dogs. She moved to Columbia in 2022 for a new job and because she has family in the area. Lana currently has two kids on her roster, and she’s

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Military, Law Enforcement Leaders Push for Childcare, Early Education Investment

Leaders cite value of early investments on public safety, military preparedness Jefferson City, MO – Mission: Readiness, a national nonpartisan organization of 800 retired flag and general officers and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a bipartisan, national, nonprofit organization of 5,000 law enforcement leaders—including 120 in Missouri—today, joined the Missouri Champion of Children Coalition in

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