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. Get the Educare brochure

Changes in Training Requirements Effective April 1

The State has made changes to the Pre-Service and In-Service Training requirements. Pre-Service and In-Service has been combined into ONE three-hour class called "CCDF Health and Safety Training."

  • Starting April 1st, providers will only need to take CCDF Health and Safety Training.
  • If you have only taken one class (Pre-Service or In-Service), you will still need to take Health and Safety training.
  • If you have registered for Pre-Service and In-Service Training for events after April 1, you will only need to attend ONE of the trainings you registered for.

 The Health & Safety Training will include the following topics: 

  • CPR/first aid information 
  • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Safe Sleeping
  • Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma
  • Emergency Disaster and Response
  • Mandatory Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Reporting
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, including Immunizations
  • Administration of Medication, Consistent with Standards for Parental Consent
  • Prevention and Response to Food Allergy Emergencies
  • Building and Physical Premises Safety, including Identification of and Protection from Hazards that can Cause Bodily Injury
  • Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Appropriate Disposal of Bio-contaminants
  • Transportation of Children

Upcoming Trainings

Click the event title to register. If you have questions or need to cancel a registration
please call 816-410-8378 or email educare@kclinc.org.


April 29, Educare Health and Safety Training, Subsidy Orientation

Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Richardson Early Learning Center, 3515 Park Ave. E., Kansas City, MO


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Questions about the new pre-service and in-service training? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Questions about the new pre-service and in-service training? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

You must have your six-digit MOPD ID# at trainings. This number is required to obtain state credit for the classes. Visit openinitiative.org

You must have your six-digit MOPD ID# at trainings. This number is required to obtain state credit for the classes. Visit openinitiative.org

LINC Educare Staff

LaChandra Calhoun
Educare Coordinator
816-889-5055 ext. 1233
lcalhoun@kclinc.org

Monia Ilunga
Training Coordinator
816-410-8384
milunga@kclinc.org

 

Community Resources for Child Care Providers

Click here to learn more about community resources for child care providers in Missouri.

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.

Funding provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section.