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

Support Group Training

September 30, Educare Support Group Training

Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Richardson Early Learning Center, 3515 Park Ave. E., Kansas City, MO
Providers will earn 1.5 clock hours for each workshop listed below:

  • Foundation Literacy Skills
  • Child Development

 

Health and Safety Training

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. Learn more about Health and Safety Training Topics.

CCDF Health & Safety Online Training is Now Available! This two-hour online course meets the original CCDF Health and Safety Training topics except First Aid/CPR. The course code is S-2017-0718.  https://apps.dss.mo.gov/CDTraining/

August 19, Health and Safety Training, Subsidy Orientation

Saturday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Richardson Early Learning Center, 3515 Park Ave. E., Kansas City, MO

September 16, Health and Safety Training, Subsidy Orientation

Saturday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Richardson Early Learning Center, 3515 Park Ave. E., Kansas City, MO


    Child Care Provider Registration Application Assistance (1 hour)

    An opportunity to receive in-person assistance completing your Missouri Childcare Registration Packet or Renewal Packet. Training topics include MOPD ID, Toolbox, On-site Monitoring, Educare services, attendance tracking, online invoicing, how to find CPR and CCDF Health and Safety trainings, and more.  (Registration Packets are not distributed at training. To obtain a childcare provider registration packet, contact 573-526-3011 or cd.askccpru@dss.mo.gov.)

    Contact us for details: 816-889-5050


    How to Report Your Child Care Training

    Registered Home Providers:

    Set up a Toolbox Account to connect your MOPD with your DVN. (This connects your training number with your provider number.)  

    https://www.openinitiative.org/toolbox/Account/Login.aspx

    For assistance with Toolbox, please contact OPEN at 573-884-3373 or LINC Educare at 816-889-5050. 
     

    Licensed Exempt Schools:

    When CCDF Training is complete, submit the following 2 forms to CD Early Childhood and Prevention Services (ECPS).

    https://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/forms/pdf/cd245.pdf (Training Attestation)

    https://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/forms/pdf/CD-246.pdf (MOPD Verification) 
     

    Licensed Centers and Exempt Religious Childcare Providers:

    When CCDF Training is complete, submit the following 2 forms to CD Early Childhood and Prevention Services (ECPS).

    https://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/forms/pdf/cd239.pdf (Training Attestation)

    https://dss.mo.gov/cd/info/forms/pdf/CD-246.pdf (MOPD Verification) 
     

    Complete forms and submit:

    by mail:  ECCPS PO BOX 88, Jefferson City, MO 65103-0088

    by fax:  573-526-9586

    by email:  ask.ccpru@dss.mo.gov

     

    Sign up for Educare Email
    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.