Parson’s budget would help 1,529 Missouri families with early childhood development services

JANUARY 24, 2019 BY ALISA NELSON

Missouri Capitol Rotunda (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, House Communications)

Missouri Capitol Rotunda (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, House Communications)

Gov. Mike Parson is proposing a $3 million funding increase next fiscal year to provide early childhood development services to 1,529 Missouri families. The recommended FY2020 funding would help families with children from birth to three years old who are considered in “high need” of help. High need families could be those without a home or living in poverty, teen or single parents, academic, international or military families, incarcerated parents, households with substance misuse, children or parents with a medical condition, and the list goes on and on.