February 10, 2014 7:03 AM

Missouri’s early childhood education needs more money but lawmakers split on funding

When families start earning more then 123 percent of federal poverty guidelines – or about $2,400 a month for a family of four – they are no longer eligible to receive the full child care assistance benefit in Missouri. But under a proposal that’s part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget, that limit would be raised to make about 1,200 more families eligible for assistance.

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