LINC Educare Initiative

The LINC Educare initiative promotes early childhood education through a simple approach: educate and train those who care for our children between zero and three, and up through school age. Educare providers attend workshops on child development, cognition, motor skills, behavior problems, child abuse and neglect, and infant first-aid and CPR. As new studies, methods and technologies are introduced to the public, we re-evaluate our efforts to improve what can be done to produce better parents, teachers and professionals.

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Requirements for All Registered Providers

Optional Pre-registration - Orientation for new and renewing providers.  Every provider must have a MODP# and have it connected to DVN#

PST-Mandated Trainings - trainings must be completed within 60 days of submitting an application (new and registered providers).

  • CPR
  • Child Care Subsidy Orientation Training
  • Safe Sleep
  • Shaken Baby
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Child Abuse & Neglect

IST-Mandated Training - training must be completed within 3 months from the date of the contract becoming active.

  • Building and physical premises safety
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials
  • Emergency and disaster response
  •  Infection Control, Hand-washing, Sanitary food handling
  • Immunizations and medication, parental consent
  • Emergencies due to food / drug allergic reactions
  • Transportation of children

Educare Trainings

Missouri Child Care and Resource Referral Network

LINC also works with and supports the Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network which provides valuable information about child care providers including professional development opportunities, particularly for providers who need clock hours to meet continuing education requirements.

Childcare Provider Training

Free to all childcare providers and those who are caring for children in our community. Clock hours will be provided. To register call (816) 889-5055 ext. 1233.

Note: Please bring your six-digit MOPD # to the training. This number is required to obtain state credit for the classes.  To obtain your MOPD # go to

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Educare Staff

LaChandra Calhoun
Educare Coordinator
816-889-5055 ext. 1233

Educare Trainings & News


Educare will host a Large Group Training on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Local Investment Commision (LINC), 3100 Broadway, Suite 1100, Kansas City, Mo.

Register for the 11/12/16 training

Raising a grandchild, niece, or nephew can be rewarding, but also challenging. The 2016 Grandfamilies Conference will provide information and resources to support caregivers in the parenting role. 

The conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North 291 Highway, Liberty, Mo.

Caterpillars to Butterflies Childcare Center, a longtime LINC Educare provider, was recently selected as the first early learning site in the Greater Kansas City area to receive a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care facility status.