State and Regional News

Governor signs bill extending Child Care Quality Improvement Program

On June 7, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2365, a bill to remove the pilot status and extend the sunset of Missouri’s child care quality improvement program, known as the Quality Assurance Report.

State Historical Society of Missouri publishes new online interactive map exploring Juneteenth and Emancipation Day in Missouri

The State Historical Society of Missouri has published a new digital interactive, Emancipation Day in the Missouri Ozarks, exploring the significance of June 19 and Aug. 4 to African American freedom in Missouri and the United States.

Statewide navigators support parents in maternal and child health

Parents and caregivers in Missouri now have a new resource for help with connecting to family supports. ParentLink’s navigators help families overcome barriers affecting maternal and child health (MCH) and are now available statewide through funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Online map, text number help families locate local summer food programs

         The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Summer Food Service Program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch and/or snacks to children living in eligible areas during the summer months and during times of public emergencies, when children do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school.
         An online interactive map is provided to help families in Missouri find out where their children can receive free meals this summer.

Supply Chain Task Force draft report available

         The Missouri Supply Chain Task Force’s draft report is now available for public review and comment following a six-month-long survey into supply chain issues.
         The report was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission at its monthly meeting June 2 for review.