ARCHS is proud to announce the launch of its newest initiative: The Infant Toddler Specialist Network. ITSN provides support and expertise for license and license-exempt childcare centers serving children 0-36 months old in St. Charles, Montgomery, Warren, Lincoln, and Gasconade Counties. 

The ITSN program is funded by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division. ARCHS manages the program with an ITSN staff to guide childcare centers to become more marketable, share innovative ideas to improve work with infants and toddlers, provide networking opportunities with other providers, and set goals based on the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale Third Edition (ITERS-3) assessment. Participation in the ITSN program is voluntary, and there is no cost for a childcare center to participate. 

ARCHS' ITSN staff are early childcare and education professionals with 60 years of combined experience working with families, infants, toddlers, and educators across the Show-Me-State. The team is registered with Missouri Family Care and Safety Registry (FCSR) and has completed fingerprinting and FBI Background Checks. 

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Anyone interested in participating in the ITSN program should contact Amy Flesher, Director of Early Childhood & Parenting Initiatives/ITSN Coordinator, by calling (314) 289-5617 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..