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ARCHS' START UP AND EXPANSION OF CHILD CARE CENTERS

ARCHS' Early Childhood Startup/Expansion Program

Funder: Missouri Department of Social Services

Goal: Provide support to child care programs opening or expanding services.

Program Partner: Licensed child care programs in St. Charles County, St. Louis City/County.

Most Recent Impact/Results: Over the past two years, 16 new child care centers opened or expanded (licensed); 700 new early childhood care/education slots (birth to agre three) were added. 100 percent created and updated quality improvement plans, and implemented strengthening families plans for their programs.

Availability: Program currently suspended due to State of Missouri budget cuts. No requests for proposals (RFPs) are planned to be issued through June 2013.