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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Educare News

LINC Commission Meeting Monday, Sept. 19th

The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 18th from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation.

The public is invited to attend.

Download the meeting booklet.


Register for 2016 Grandfamilies Conference by Oct. 7

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.

LINC Educare provider named a breastfeeding-friendly center

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.

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Educare Staff

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

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

October 8, 2016

Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School
24810 East US Highway 24 Circle, Independence, MO 64056


  • Child Abuse and Neglect (2 sessions)
  • Stewards of Children (20 max)
  • More topics to come

>> Register for the 10/8/16 training

Developing Your Child Care Business

This 15-class series will help you learn good business skills, how to connect to available resources in your community, and how to develop professionally.

Class begins Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

>> Register for DYCCB

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Attendance and Payment Accuracy Training

Held the third Tuesday of every month.  For more information call (816) 889-5055 ext. 1233.

LINC, 3100 Broadway, Suite 1100, Kansas City, Mo.

Educare Advisory Board Meeting

Second Tuesday of every month

LINC, 3100 Broadway, Suite 1100, Kansas City, Mo.

All are welcome.

Grandparent Support Group

Every other Wednesday

Pemberton Park, 5010 Cleveland, Kansas City, Mo.

Large Group Trainings

No large group trainings are currently scheduled.