It’s tempting to want to search the internet for answers to a problem you perceive in your child. Please discuss concerns about your child with us, and do not merely rely on internet sources for the diagnosis and management of a problem. The following are reputable websites where you are bound to learn more about any pediatric topic that interests you.


We know and love our community. So we’ve put together a list of a few helpful local resources and several of our favorite Mid-Missouri family friendly activities!

Daniel Boone Library:

A great resource for a variety of library programs, books, learning tools, local activities, and other fun stuff for kids to do. If you have not been to the Columbia library, your child is missing out.

Columbia Parks and Recreation:

One of the reasons why many people love to live in mid Missouri. Visit the website for a list of area parks and community activities to keep your children active. The ARC is an activity and recreational center open year-round with flexible hours and reasonable admission prices.

Parents as Teachers:

They help organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of a child’s life – conception to kindergarten.

Visit this link to find your child’s school program:


City of Refuge: Refugee Care Coordination:

A non-profit organization that helps refugees and immigrants in Mid-Missouri become productive, successful, contributing members of the community.

Columbia Track Club:

Columbia Track Club offers a year-round program of events for people of all ages. Their aim is health, fitness, and fun. They hold several youth events throughout the year, such as the ”Kids Mile” events held after regular Club races and the CTC Colts cross country and track teams. Their Summer Youth Program ($1 for all 4 track meets!) is a highlight. Each Wednesday night they hold a track meet at Rockbridge High School for kids ages 4-12. Kids get to pick an set of events and each child receives a ribbon.  Its a great way to demonstrate to your child that exercise can be fun.

Visit the website for a list of events:

Synergy Sports:

A sports club that promotes youth sports in the Central Missouri area for children ages 3 to 18. Professional coaches and trainers work with kids on general fitness, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Sporting Columbia – Soccer Club:

“Central Missouri’s premier youth soccer program.” Soccer for all ages and abilities.

Mighty Max Kids Triathlon:

An example of a fun annual event for children of all ages. Ultramax hosts numerous well run events. Children can participate in even the adult events. There is no better way to help your child learn that exercise is both fun and important than running a 5k together.