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


Educare Pre-Service Training -- Dec. 17, 2016

Educare will host a Pre-Service Training on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at the Local Investment Commission (LINC), 3100 Broadway, Suite 1100, Kansas City, Mo.

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. Registration
9-10:30 a.m. First session
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:30 p.m. Second session

Required for all registered providers. Participants must attend both sessions to receive certificate of completion. Topics include:

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

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 openinitiative.org

For more information, please call (816) 410-8342.

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


Educare Large Group Training -- Jan. 21, 2017

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. Registration
9-10:30 a.m. First session
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-12:30 p.m. Second session

Pre-Service Training. Required for all registered providers -- read this notice for more info. Certificate of completion will be awarded.

Providers will earn 1.5 clock hours for each workshop listed below:

  • Addressing Stress and Trauma in Young Children (United 4 Children)
  • Is Your Science Area a Museum or a Lively Laboratory? (Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development)
  • More topics to come

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 openinitiative.org

For more information, please call (816) 410-8342.

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



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

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LINC Educare Staff

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


Questions about required training?

Click here to learn more about required training on our FAQ page.

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.

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 openinitiative.org