Adair County Partner Sites

Early Childhood Learning Center        


1405 S. Cottage Grove, Kirksville, MO 63501


Center Hours:   8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.


History of this Location:

The CAPNEMO Head Start entered into an agreement in with Kirksville Area Vo-Tech to provide 16 infant and toddler slots in their on-site day care. 


Community Characteristics:

Population: 16,988.  Kirksville is the largest town in our five county service area. It is home to

Truman State University (TSU) and the A. T. Still Osteopathic Medical College.  Truman State provides Head Start with a rotation of student volunteers, which is a great asset to this center.  Kirksville’s largest employers are TSU,  Adair Foods, Northeast Regional Hospital, Preferred Family, Wal-Mart, Manor Care and Twin Pines Nursing Homes.

Bright Beginnings Infant & Toddler Center


1123 N Osteopathy Suite A Kirksville, MO 63501


Center Hours:  Full Day 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Owner:  Andrea Orwig

History of this Location:

CAPNEMO Head Start entered into an agreement with Jill Schuerer in November 2008. 


Information on Facilities (Rent / Own):

Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency Head Start is in a contractual agreement with Bright Beginnings. And as of February 1, 2022 will provide care for 20 children 6 weeks old to 3 years old. In addition to the head start slots there are 4 private paid slots. Head start spots before and after care cost is $5.00 to $13.00 a day and private paid spots are $40.00 a day. Also have 20 private paid slots for 3 and 4 year old at $32.00 a day.