Community Leaders

What is a community leader?

Community leaders provided resources in a designated area in Missouri with a focus on supporting families with children birth to age five. This coordinated support system is designed to ensure families have the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about the safety, health and education of their children. Community leaders are located throughout the state to improve access for Missouri families and children.

The ultimate goal of community leaders is to create a coordinated system of Early Care & Education Connections with a place for every family to access resources and services that promote safe and healthy learning environments for young children.


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Community Stakeholder Survey

The Office of Childhood is committed to improving stakeholder engagement.  In the spring and summer of 2021, The Hunt Institute developed recommendations for ongoing engagement with the Office of Childhood with the goal of ensuring meaningful participation within its decision-making processes. The full Early Childhood and Afterschool Stakeholder Engagement Report is available on the Office of Childhood website.

In March 2022, in an effort to gain stakeholder feedback the Office of Childhood disseminated the Community Stakeholder Survey to 747 stakeholders identified by community leaders during the hub readiness phase. This dashboard is a summary of the survey results.


Community Stakeholder Survey Results - Summary