Early Care and Education Resource and Referral


As Missouri’s Early Care and Education Resource and Referral Network, United 4 Children will focus on coordinating and providing resource and referral services to early care professionals, children, and families throughout Missouri. 
  • We help parents and guardians: Locate and select high-quality Early Care and Education services that meet their needs.
  • We offer early educators in all types of childcare settings: Connections to local resources to support their service to children and families.
  • We help community advocates and social workers: Connect families to local childcare options and resources throughout the state of Missouri.


Talk to a Community Support Specialist

Call Us At:


Email Us At programresources@united4children.org 

Full Hours of Operation:

8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday – Friday;

12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

If you need to connect with us outside of these hours please call and leave a message with the best way to contact you (text, phone, email) and we will return your call within 24 hours.

Find Childcare Near You

In the childcare database below, you can look for childcare programs near a specific address or school and find those that have just what your family needs. If at any moment you need assistance, please call or start a chat with our amazing staff. We are happy to help! 

Community Leaders

Community Leaders, in partnership with United 4 Children, identify and connect families with resources that ensure children are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Community Leaders also coordinate early care and education efforts in their region. 

Learn more about the application process to be a community leader here.

Funding Statement

Early Care and Education Resource and Referral services are in-part funded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Childhood.

A New Role for United 4 Children

This is a new role for United 4 Children. We will be expanding our services through September 2023 as we transition fully into this role. To learn more about The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Office of Childhood awarding United 4 Children this contract, read our press release here.