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LIBRARIES/LITERACY INFORMATION

Missouri River Regional Library (Jefferson City)

634-2464, Dial-a-story: 632-BOOK

214 Adams St., JC

www.mrrl.org

Children’s programs including story times and family events. For more information, contact 634-6064 ext. 229 or 230, or sign up for an e-mail of upcoming events by sending an email to kidsfun@mrrl.org. Also has a Bookmobile.

Daniel Boone Regional Library (Fulton Branch)

642-7261 or 1-8000-324-4806

710 Court St., Fulton MO 65251

www.dbrl.org

Bookmobile serves Holts Summit.
Barnes and Noble

634-2691


3535 Missouri Blvd., JC

Preschool story times.
MAGAZINES FOR CHILDREN

Babies and Toddlers

Babybug. Geared for age birth to 3 years. 9 issues per year. www.cricketmag.com



or 1-800-821-0115

Wild Animal Baby. Geared for ages 1-4. Board book type pages. 10 issues per



year. www.nwf.org/magsforkids or 1-888-213-5637

Zoobies. Animal magazine geared for ages 0-2. 6 issues per year.



www.zoobooks.com or 1-800-992-5034

Preschoolers

Click. Science magazine geared for ages 3 to 6 years. 9 issues per yea


. www.cricketmag.com or 1-800-821-0115

Highlights High Five. Geared for ages 2-6. 12 issues per year. www.Highlights.com

Ladybug. Literature magazine geared for ages 3 to 6 years. 9 issues per year. www.cricketmag.com or 1-800-821-0115

National Geographic Little Kids. Geared for ages 3-6. 6 issues per year. www.nationalgeographic.com/magazines/

Turtle Magazine. Geared for ages 3-5. 6 issues per year. www.turtlemag.org

Your Big Backyard. Geared for ages 3-7. 10 issues per year.



www.nwf.org/magsforkids or 1-888-213-5637

Zootles. Animal magazine geared for ages 2-6. 6 issues per year.



www.zoobooks.com or 1-800-992-5034
Redan Publishing has several magazines geared for preschoolers available from www.redan.com, including:

Disney and Me. 8 issues per year.

Disney Princess. 10 issues per year.

Disney Tinker Bell. 6 issues per year.

Friends. 6 issues per year. Characters from a variety of children’s TV shows.

Sparkle World. 8 issues per year. All things girly and sparkly.

Thomas & Friends. 8 issues per year.

MARTIAL ARTS

Art of Martial Arts (East) Art of Martial Arts (West)

632-6700 896-2566

728 E.Miller, JC 2425 Industrial Dr., JC


Kids’ karate classes for ages 4-6 years, and youth and adult classes 6 and up. Free trial classes, low monthly dues with no contracts.

Howard’s ATA

636-5324


2801 W. Truman Blvd., JC

www.howardsata.com

Tiny Tigers Program for ages 2-6

MENTAL HEALTH

Information available from Department of Mental Health

751-4122 or 1-800-364-9687

www.dmh.mo.gov
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

1-800-374-2138, local 634-7727



Family organization for children and adults with serious brain disorders/mental illness. Provides family support groups, educational programs, information, and a variety of other services free of charge.
Adult Counseling

Capital Region Dept. of Psych. and Counseling

632-5560

1432 Southwest Blvd, JC



www.crmc.org
Family Counseling Center of Missouri

634-4591


204 Metro Drive Suite B, JCMO 65109

www.fccmo.org

Substance abuse treatment, mental health services, family therapy, couples or individual counseling, gambling counseling, domestic violence group, parenting group.

Sliding fee scale.
Pathways Community Behavioral Health

634-3000

after hours crisis line 1-800-833-3915

1905 Stadium, JC



www.pathwaysonline.org

Adult community mental health services including psychiatry, therapy, and case management.

Provides mental health services for those who cannot afford treatment and who do not qualify for state or federal assistance. Sliding fee scale.

SpringGrove Counseling

635-8299


211 Oscar Dr, Suite A, JC

www.springgrovecounseling.com


St. Mary’s Outpatient Mental Health

634-5303


3702 W. Truman Blvd., JC

www.lethealingbegin.com



Children’s Counseling

Family Counseling Center of Missouri

634-4591

204 Metro Drive Suite B, JCMO 65109



www.fccmo.org

Children services include play therapy and family therapy.

Sliding fee scale.
Pathways Community Behavioral Health

634-3000


after hours crisis line 1-800-833-3915

1905 Stadium, JCMO 65110



www.pathwaysonline.org

Children’s community mental health services including psychiatry, therapy, and case management.

Provides mental health services for those who cannot afford treatment and who do not qualify for state or federal assistance. Sliding fee scale.
SpringGrove Counseling

635-8299


211 Oscar Dr, Suite A, JC

www.springgrovecounseling.com


MILITARY FAMILIES

Help for the Homefront

Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare

634-3000

1905 Stadium Drive, JCMO 65110



For families of National Guard, Reserve Components, and discharged active duty veterans.

Therapy sessions with licensed mental health professionals who are trained to understand the impact of deployment on families (for kids, couples, spouses, individuals, parents), including PTSD, loss of loved one, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or attempts, marital family distress associated with deployment or return, childhood adjustment challenges evident in


home or school, role stress due to changes in family responsibilities.

Paid through Tricare while service member is deployed, and by a DMH grant once Tricare expires.
Hero at Home Program

contact local National Guard

or 1-888-728-JOBS or

www.MissouriCareerSource.com

For families of National Guard or reserve members who is deployed for more than 4 months, whose income as primary wage-earner is not available or whose job has been eliminated during deployment, and who is experiencing significant hardship due to financial burdens. Spouse eligible during deployment and 1 year after, member eligible for 1 year following deployment. Includes financial assistance for overdue bills, vocational training, subsidized employment to train on the job/paid internships, job search assistance, assistance with daycare and transportation costs to pursue training and employment.
Missouri Military Family Relief Fund

638-9827


JFMO-J1/DPP-F 2302 Militia Drive, JCMO 65101

www.moguard.com or www.mmfrf.mo.gov

Provides emergency financial assistance to qualified military members and their families during periods of financial hardship. Eligibility—Missouri National Guard or Missouri resident Reserve Component member rank no higher than O-3 or W-2. On Title 10 or Title 32 orders as a result of 9/11 for more than 30 consecutive days, and been off the orders for 24 months or less. Review Panel may give up to a $3000 grant.
MUSIC

Musikgarten (Haynes Music Studio)

573-489-4314

www.HaynesMusicStudio.com

at Jefferson City Music Academy, 1411 Southwest Blvd., JC (behind Metro Business College), 573-634-5872, www.JeffersonCityMusicAcademy.com


Classes include Family Music for Babies (newborn to 18 months), Family Music for Toddlers (15 months-3 ½ years), Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-5), Music Makers (ages 5-7).
NUTRITION

Gerber Start Healthy Stay Healthy Resource Center

1-800-508-1717 24 hours a day

www.Gerber.com

Includes information on prenatal, infant, toddler, and preschool nutrition, breastfeeding, and menu planning. Team of experts includes Registered Dieticians.
www.choosemyplate.gov

Gives information on healthy foods and daily servings, there is also an interactive section where you can type in child’s age and other information, and get a sample personalized daily menu.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

www.dhss.mo.gov/WIC

Callaway County: Cole County:

Callaway County Health Department Cole County Health Department

642-6881, fax 642-2098 636-2181

4950 County Road 304, Fulton 65251 1616 Industrial Dr. JCMO 65109

www.colehealth.org



WIC is a program for Women who are pregnant, in postpartum (pregnancy ended less than 6 months ago), or breastfeeding, infants under 12 months, and children under 5 year old. Eligibility includes meeting income guidelines and nutrition risk. Includes nutrition education and guidance, breastfeeding education and support, nutritious food to supplement diet (milk, cheese, formula, iron-fortified cereal, eggs, juice, etc.), referrals.
Facilities with Licensed Dieticians:

Provide personalized nutrition counseling for children and adults.

Capital Region Medical Center

632-5192

1125 Madison St., JC

www.crmc.org

Cole County Health Department

636-2181


1616 Industrial Drive, JC

www.colehealth.org
Jefferson City Medical Group

556-5774


1241 West Stadium Blvd., JC

www.jcmg.org
St. Mary’s Health Center

761-7000 ext. 1456

100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, JC

www.lethealingbegin.com


YMCA

761-9178


525 Ellis Blvd., JC
OBSTETRICIANS

Capital Region OB/GN Associates

632-5510

1014 Madison St, JC

www.crmc.org

All female doctors.
Community Health Center of Central Missouri

632-2777


3400 W. Truman Blvd. JC

www.chccmo.org



OB clinic accepts MO HealthNet (Medicaid), Healthcare USA, and Molina Healthcare.
Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG) Women’s Healthcare

1241 West Stadium Blvd. Ste. L100

556-7710

www.jcmg.org


Women’s Clinic of Jefferson City (St. Mary’s)

636-5248


200 St. Mary’s Plaza, JC

www.lethealingbegin.com


PARENTING INFORMATION

See FAMILY DEVELOPMENT


PARKS

See FITNESS


PATERNITY TESTING

State cases:

Division of Child Support Enforcement

1-800-859-7999 or 751-4224

Testing site depends on county catchment area.

Private cases:

DNA Diagnostic (Columbia)

1-800-362-2368
Paternity Testing Corporation

1-888-837-8323 or 442-9948

300 Portland, Columbia
PEDIATRICIANS

Capital Region Pediatric Associates

632-5525

1014 Madison St., JC



www.crmc.org
Community Health Center of Central Missouri

632-2777


3400 W. Truman Blvd. JC

www.chccmo.org



Pediatrics and family practice. Accepts Healthcare USA, Mo HealthNet (Medicaid), Molina,, Missouri Care, Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Discounted fees for those without insurance who qualify.
Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG)

1241 West Stadium Blvd.

635-5264

Pediatrics appointments: 556-7704

www.jcmg.org

Also provides many specialties including ENT, gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine and many others.
St. Mary’s Pediatric Clinic

761-7210


2248 American Ave., JC

www.lethealingbegin.com


POISON CONTROL 1-800-222-1222
PREGNANCY

Birthright of Mid-Missouri

635-8822, 24 Hotline 1-800-550-4900

www.birthright.org

1006 E. High St, JC

Free pregnancy test, maternity and baby clothes, layettes, diapers, community resources, information, friendship. Mon 4-6, Tues-Fri. 12-3pm

Callaway County Health Department

642-6881, fax 642-2098

4950 County Road 304, Fulton 65251

Pregnancy testing for those without insurance.

Cole County Health Department

636-2181

1616 Industrial Dr. JC

www.colehealth.org

Provides prenatal care for patients with Medicaid, and well women exams and contraceptives for uninsured women and women with Medicaid.
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri

815-9955, 1-866-326-5327

401 West Boulevard North, Suite B, Columbia

Provides counseling on unplanned pregnancy, works with families who choose to parent or to make an adoption plan, and provides adoption services.
My Life Clinic (formerly Open Arms)

874-3561


802 N. Providence Suite 2, Columbia

Pregnancy test, ultrasounds, medical consultations, referrals, pregnancy education, prenatal vitamin vouchers for first pregnancies. Limited services for additional pregnancies.

Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri

644-6635

1011 B Southwest Blvd., JC



www.pregnancyhelpcenterofcmo.org

Offering love and support, counseling to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, medical and scientific information about abortion, pregnancy, fetal development, pregnancy termination, post-abortion syndrome, and support groups. Pregnancy testing/confirmation of pregnancy for Medicaid, ultrasound services, parenting classes and material assistance for mother and baby through Redeem Project, mentoring, and community referrals. Also planning to offer follow up care (home) through St. Raymond’s Society.

Text4Baby

Free mobile information service to help new and expectant moms receive health information for themselves and their babies. To sign up, moms text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 or visit text4baby.org. Moms will receive three SMS text messages each week via cell phone with expert tips to help her through pregnancy and bay’s first year, all timed to her due date or baby’s age.
Doulas and Midwives

Doulas of North America (DONA)



www.dona.org

Provides information about doulas, and a list of certified doulas nationwide.
New Village Midwives

447-0280


3406 N. Moreau Rd, Columbia

www.newvillagemidwives.com

A group of midwives, specializing in at-home births.
Mid-Missouri Doula Resource Group (Columbia)

442-2001, www.midmodoularesurcegroup.webs.com/doulas/htm



Provides information about doula services and a list of local doulas.
www.BirthStrong.com

Provides information about doulas, and a list of doulas nationwide.


PRESCHOOLS/ENRICHMENT

Apple Tree Enrichment Program

893-8012

2002 E. McCarty, JC

www.AppleTree4Kids.com

Preschool programs ages 2-5, morning and afternoon programs.
Capital City Christian Church and Childcare Center

635-3775


1512 Swifts Highway, JC

www.capitalcitychristian.net


Concord Christian School

634-3983

3212 Emerald Lane JC

www.ccsjc.org

For four-year-olds, 5 days a week from 8:30-3:30. Child care also available 7:15-5:30.
Crayon Kids (Special Learning Center)

634-3070

1115 Fairgrounds Rd, JC

www.speciallearningcenter.com

Integrated preschool for children with and without developmental disabilities. Half and full-day programs for children 6 weeks to 6 years.
Early Childhood Special Education (Jefferson City Public Schools)

632-3435


812 St. Mary’s Blvd., JC

www.jcschools.us Choose “Schools” then “Southwest Early Childhood Center” then

“Early Childhood Special Education”



Among other services, provides self-contained classrooms for children ages 3-5 who meet state and federal guidelines for developmental delays in one or more areas including health/motor skills, speech, languages, cognitive and adaptive skills, and social, emotional, and behavioral levels. Also has integrated classrooms for children with and without special needs.
First Presbyterian Church

636-2149

324 Madison St., JC

www.fpcjcmo.org


Preschool classes for ages 2-5, and Kids Plus, an enrichment program for children 3-5 who need some extra support to be ready for school (in academics, social, or building confidence). Tuition is charged for preschool, Kids Plus is free.

First Steps Preschool and Enrichment (First Christian Church)

636-0707

327 E. Capitol Ave.


www.firststeps.weebly.com

Cooperative preschool (teacher plus parent) and preschool (teacher plus aide) classes ages 12 month-5 years. Pre-kindergarten and enrichment classes for children entering kindergarten the following year.
Grace Early Childhood Center

896-8824


618 Halifax Rd, Holts Summit

www.gracelutheranchurchholtssummit.org

Offers all-day care from 7a.m.-5 p.m. with preschool and enrichment incorporated for ages 3-5.
HeadStart: Central Missouri Community Action Head Start Office

443-8706, fax 875-2689

807B North Providence Rd., Columbia MO 65203

www.ShowMeAction.org

Callaway County Cole County

Fulton Headstart 636-3577, fax 761-1614

642-3201, fax 642-7804 605 Cherry St. JC 65101

1600 Westminster, Fulton MO 65251



Free half day preschool program to families who are income-eligible. Full day program for working families (there is a fee for full day—accepts daycare assistance.)
Immanuel Lutheran Honey Creek Learning Center

496-3580


8231 Tanner Bridge Rd, JC

immanuelhoneycreek.org


Immaculate Conception

636-7680


1208 E. McCarty, JC

www.icangels.com/icschoolweb


JCPS Title 1 Preschool

659-3026


812 St. Mary’s Blvd., JC

www.jcschools.us Choose “Schools” then “Southwest Early Childhood Center” then “Preschool”


Free for qualifying students who are 3 or 4 years of age before August 1,of the current school year. To qualify a family must show financial and educational need.
KIM (Kids in Montessori)

638-5467


1032 Kim School Circle, JC

kimschool.org Preschool for ages 3-6.

Methodist Early Learning Preschool

635-6886


201 Monroe St, JC

www.jcfumc.org

Mother’s Morning Out Mon-Fri for infants-age 2 (1-5 day options), Play-and-Learn M-W-F or Tu –Th for 3-year-olds, Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrichment Mon-Fri mornings.
Moreau Montessori

893-7227


900 Moreau Dr, JC

www.moreaumontessorischool.com



Half and full day preschool programs for ages 2-5.
Small Fry Preschool

659-7471


1614 Southwest Blvd., JC

www.smallfrypreschool.com

Parent cooperative preschool, with classes for ages 3-4 and 4-5.

Special Learning Center

634-3070

1115 Fairgrounds Rd, JC



www.speciallearningcenter.com

Preschool for children birth to 6 for children with developmental disabilities; children are grouped by age and developmental abilities. Morning and afternoon sessions, some transportation may be available.

St. Joseph Cathedral School

635-5024


2303 West Main St., JC

www.Catherdralschooljc.com

Classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
St. Peter School

636-8922


314 W. High St, JC

www.stpeterjc.com

Full and half day programs for 4 year olds.
Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Center

761-7472


809 Swifts Highway, JC

www.trinityjc.org

Fullday programs between 7 am and 5:30 pm, with 2, 3, and 5 days a week options for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds
PRESCHOOL STANDARDS

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Early Childhood Section

751-2095


P.O. Box 480, JC 65101

www.dese.mo.gov and search “Missouri Early Learning Standards” or



www.dese.mo.gov/dvimprove/fedprog/earlychild/PreK Standards/Index.html

Missouri Pre-K Standards are a broad description of what most children should know and be able to do by the time they enter kindergarten. They are not intended to be used to determine whether a child “is ready” to enter kindergarten. Includes Literacy Standards; Mathematics Standards; Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards; Science Standards; and Social and Emotional Development Standards and Approaches to Learning.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Community Health Center

632-2777

3400 W. Truman Blvd. JC

www.chccmo.org


PARx program(Patient Assistance Rx). For those who qualify, the PARx program can get many name brand drugs free of charge directly from the pharmaceutical company. There is a small charge to use the PARx program and not all prescriptions are covered. Please ask to speak with the PARx representative for more details.
FamilyWize

www.FamilyWize.org

A discount prescription drug program available to families without prescription drug coverage or who are under insured. All area pharmacies accept the FamilyWize card. The cards are free and there are no age restrictions, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it, and not waiting to get a card.
Samaritan Center

761-3473

1310 E. McCarty, JC

www.midmosamaritan.org



For adults, as funding allows. Usually for items such as diabetic and hypertension prescriptions, not items such as painkillers.
SCHOOLS

Public Elementary www.jcschools.us

Belair Elementary, 701 Belair Dr. JC, 659-3155

Callaway Hills Elementary, 2715 State Road AA, Holts Summit, 896-5051

Cedar Hill Elementary, 1510 Vieth Dr, JC, 659-3160

East Elementary, 1229 E. McCarty, JC, 659-3165

Lawson Elementary, 1105 Fairgrounds Rd. JC, 659-3175

Moreau Heights Elementary, 1410 Hough Park JC, 659-3180

North Elementary, 285 S. Summit Drive, Holts Summit, 896-8304

Pioneer Trail Elementary, 301 Pioneer Trail Dr. JC, 632-3400

South Elementary, 707 Linden Dr. JC, 659-3185

Thorpe Gordon Elementary, 1101 Jackson St. JC, 659-3170

West Elementary, 100 Dix Rd. JC, 659-3195

Montessori

Kids in Montessori (KIM), 1022 Tara JC, 638-5467, kimschool.org



Elementary program for ages 6-9, charges tuition.

Moreau Montessori, 900 Moreau Dr, JC, 893-7227, www.moreaumontessorischool.com Elementary program for ages 5-12, charges tuition.


Parochial Elementary

Concord Christian School, 3212 Emerald Lane JC, 634-3983, www.ccsjc.org

Immaculate Conception Elementary School, 1208 E. McCarty JC, 636- 7680, www.icangels.com/icshoolweb

Immanuel Lutheran Honey Creek Learning Center, 8231 Tanner Bridge Rd, JC, 496-

3580, immanuelhoneycreek.org

St. Joseph Elementary School, 2303 W. Main St. JC, 635-5024,

www.Cathedralschooljc.com

St. Martins Elementary School, 7206 St. Martins Ave, 893-3519

St. Peter’s Elementary School, 314 W. High St. JC, 636-8922, www.stpeterjc.com

Trinity Lutheran Elementary School, 812 Stadium Blvd. JC, 636-7807, www.TrintyJC.org


Public Middle www.jcschools.us

Lewis and Clark Middle School, 235 Lewis & Clark Dr, JC, 659-3200

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1201 Fairgrounds Rd. JC, 659, 3250

Parochial Middle

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy, 3314 Emerald Lane Suite 109 JC, 645-5253, www.lpajc.org A parent-cooperative school for grades 6-12 where children attend the school part time and work at home part time. Charges tuition.


Public High School www.jcschools.us

Jefferson City Academic Center, 501 Madison St. JC, 659-2510

Jefferson City High School, 609 Union St. JC, Main office 659-3050, Attendance 659-3060

Nichols Career Center, 605 Union St. JC, 659-3125

Simonsen 9th Grade Center, 501 E. Miller St. JC, Main office 659-3125, Attendance 659-3248

Parochial High Schools

Calvary Lutheran High School, 900 Leslie Blvd. JC, 681-5491, 291-6488, www.calvarylhs.org

Helias Catholic High School, 1305 Swifts Highway JC, 635-6139, www.heliashighschool.com

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy, 3314 Emerald Lane Suite 109 JC, 645-5253, www.lpajc.org A parent-cooperative school for grades 6-12 where children attend the school part time and work at home part time.




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