Jefferson County MO Daycare

Find Jefferson County, Missouri daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.


A Child's Place Inc 8325 Old Lemay Ferry Road Barnhart MO 63012 636-942-4555


A Place Like Home 5995 State Highway B Hillsboro MO 63050 636-797-3861

Abc Preschool Of Arnold 2315 Lonedell Road Arnold MO 63010 636-296-7500

Adventures In Learning -Desoto 1107 Clarke Street De Soto MO 63020 636-337-5665

All Aboard Learning Center 544 Karen Drive Hillsboro MO 63050 636-789-3207

Alpha And Omega Child Care Ii 429 Main Street Pevely MO 63070 636-475-7577

Antonia Head Start 6283 Old Lemay Ferry Road Imperial MO 63052 636-942-3680

Arlington Care & Learn 3770 McKelvey Cedar Hill MO 63016 314-739-0434

Bright Beginning Learning Center 1549 West Main Street Festus MO 63028 636-937-8902

Bright Beginnings Learning Center 4215 Old State Highway M Imperial MO 63052 636-296-2363

Children's House Of Hillsboro 603 Maple Street Hillsboro MO 63050 636-789-3310

Childrens Learning Center 2713 Cape Town Village Road High Ridge MO 63049 636-677-8101

Childtime Learning Center 2130 Michigan Avenue Arnold MO 63010 636-282-2600

Creative Expressions Learning Center 2862 Seckman Road Imperial MO 63052 636-296-4448

Desoto Head Start 1812 Rock Road De Soto MO 63020 636-586-1040

Fenton Head Start 1201 Saline Road Fenton MO 63026 636-343-4402

Fenton Play And Learn 1051 Old Gravois Road Fenton MO 63026 636-343-9966

For Kids Only Child Care 5432 U.S Highway 61 Imperial MO 63052 636-461-1888

Frog Early Childhood Center 1508 Imperial Professional Parc Imperial MO 63052 636-461-0074

Hematite Head Start 3680 Hillsboro Hematite Road Festus MO 63028 636-937-0959

About Jefferson County Daycares

Jefferson County Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Jefferson County, MO. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Jefferson County home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Jefferson County childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Jefferson County, Missouri come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Jefferson County Adult Daycares.

Missouri Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Missouri State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Missouri Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Jefferson County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Jefferson County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Jefferson County Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Jefferson County Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Missouri State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Jefferson County private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Jefferson County, Missouri. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, MO law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.