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
Note: Please bring your six-digit MOPD ID# to the training. This number is required to obtain state credit for the classes. To obtain your MOPD ID# go to openinitiative.org
Funding provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section.
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You must have your six-digit MOPD ID# to trainings. This number is required to obtain state credit for the classes. To obtain your MOPD ID# go to openinitiative.org
Click here to learn more about community resources for child care providers in Missouri.
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.