SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Daycare database

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 9:04 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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The records: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services keeps an electronic database of a statewide daycare registration database that includes information about location, facility type and when the license expires.


Why you'd want them: Looking for a new daycare for your toddler? Want to know the last time your child's daycare was inspected? Well, here you go.


Where you get the records: Send a public records request to: Sheri Nenninger, Office of General Counsel, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 912 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Sample public records requests can be found here: and then click on FOIA Services on the right-hand side of the page.

How much will it cost: Be sure to include a fee waiver request and the information should be free.





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