- DHSS Online Training
- Finding Approved Training
- Training Quality Concerns
- Missouri Professional Development ID (MOPD ID)
- Training Approval Process
- Clock Hour Training Questions
The Section for Child Care Regulation presents a 1-hour training on Disaster and Emergency Preparedness in child care. This training is free to participants.
This training is designed to increase awareness of disasters and emergencies should they occur in your area and develop a written plan on how your facility would deal with these events.
The Section for Child Care Regulation presents a 1-hour training on Show Me Child Care Portal Training for child care home providers, owners or directors. This training is free to participants.
This training is designed as an interactive instruction to assist with the use of the public child care portal, provider child care portal and a discussion of the new child care licensing rules.
Staff in licensed child care facilities are required to receive 12 clock hours of DHSS approved training each year, per Rules 19 CSR 30-62.102 (3) and 19 CSR 30-61.105 (4). Child Care Facility Specialists will review training records annually to ensure compliance to these rules. Training must receive approval prior to the training date.
Child care providers can locate DHSS approved training on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. All training listed on the calendar has been approved by DHSS. The calendar shows monthly views of available training. The calendar also provides tabs that list other approved training:
- On-Demand - Online and distance training
- Pre-Approved National Events
- Pre-Approved State and Local Events
- By Request - Available upon request by contacting the trainer
Training that was approved prior to February 2012 is not required to be listed on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. Trainers are required to list the DHSS approval number on these training certificates. Training that was approved prior to February 2012 will remain approved through December 31, 2014.
Some training provided by DHSS staff, including training provided by Child Care Health Consultants (CCHC), may not appear on the calendar. DHSS has issued letters to CCHC stating verification of approval of their training through December 31, 2014. Training provided by SCCR staff is also approved for clock hours.
Child-related college courses reported on an official grade report or transcript may be applied to annual training clock hours. One child-related college credit earns the equivalent of 15 clock hours.
If you have a question about the approval status of a particular training or college course for clock hours, you may ask your Child Care Facility Specialist or contact the Section for Child Care Regulation at email@example.com.
DHSS reviews training outlines that are submitted by trainers DHSS depends on feedback from training participants to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of training that has been approved. Trainers are asked to provide an opportunity for participants to submit an evaluation and the end of each training session. This feedback will enable the trainer to make changes, when necessary, to the content and delivery style of the training material. If you have a concern about a training session you have attended, send an email to CCTraining@health.mo.gov.
In your email, include as much of the following information as possible:
- Trainer Name
- Training Session Title
- Training Approval Number
- Date of Training
- Location of Training
- Comments about one or more of the following:
- Appropriate/accurate training content
- Instructor knowledge of subject
- Opportunity for audience participation
- Professionalism of the trainer
- Effectiveness of handouts, videos, and visual aids
- Appropriateness of room and/or location
- Overall impression of the training
- Did the trainer ask you to complete a training evaluation?
Your name will be kept confidential, but general comments may be shared with the trainer. You will receive a response acknowledging DHSS’s receipt of your email.
Important Child Care Training Information!! Get Your MOPD ID Today!
- DHSS approves clock hour training.
- A Missouri Professional Development Identification (MOPD ID) is used to electronically track child care training clock hours.
- All child care staff, directors, and trainers need a MOPD ID.
- Obtain a MOPD ID instantly at www.openinitiative.org/MOPDIDSignup.aspx.
- Trainers will request your MOPD ID at training events.
- Training questions should be sent to CCTraining@health.mgov.
The DHSS Section for Child Care Regulation is transitioning to an electronic system for tracking annual training clock hours. As a professional in the child care industry, you need a MOPD ID to give to trainers when you attend training sessions. The MOPD ID can be obtained easily and instantly at https://www.openinitiative.org/MOPDIDSignUp.aspx. Assistance is available for providers without internet access. Contact OPEN to ask for help in obtaining a MOPD ID toll-free at 877-782-0185
When you attend an approved training, the trainer will ask you to provide your MOPD ID. After the training, the trainer will submit your attendance electronically using your MOPD ID. Eventually your Child Care Facility Specialist will view your electronic record to monitor annual training compliance instead of viewing paper certificates. For now, trainers will submit your attendance electronically and provide a certificate. IF THE TRAINER DOES NOT ASK YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR MOPD ID YOU SHOULD QUESTION WHETHER THE TRAINING IS APPROVED BY DHSS.
One of the most exciting parts of the electronic system is that you will be able to search the Missouri Workshop Calendar (www.moworkshopcalendar.org) for training events approved by DHSS for clock hour requirements. You can search for training by zip code, topic, and other categories to make your search for approved training easier. You will even be able to register for training on the calendar!
DHSS requires training to be approved and posted on the Missouri Workshop Calendar, but there are some exceptions:
- Training provided by a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) is approved, though it may not be listed on the calendar. CCHCs will provide a letter showing that they are approved to provide training through December 31, 2014.
- Any training that was approved by DHSS prior to February 2012 will remain approved through December 31, 2014. These training events have a DHSS approval number that must be printed on your certificate.
Some national, regional, and state events are pre-approved. These events are listed on the “Pre-approved events” tab on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. Over 650 online training courses are now available. A list of these online training options is available on the “On Demand” tab on the calendar.
DIRECTORS: If you would like information on how to maintain your center’s training records electronically, contact OPEN at 877-782-0185. You can set up your facility so that you may review all of your staff training records on one report! Directors can submit this report to their Child Care Facility Specialist to demonstrate that everyone has received their training each year.
TRAINERS: If you would like information on submitting a clock hour training application for approval, please see the Getting Started link on the Missouri Workshop Calendar (www.moworkshopcalendar.org) where you will find a helpful video and User Guide. Training applications must be submitted through the Missouri Workshop Calendar. After your training is approved you must publish it on the calendar. Closed training sessions may be marked as private. After the training is held, trainers must submit attendance through the calendar to be recorded electronically using participants’ MOPD IDs.
Other Training Reminders
- Child care staff must obtain a minimum of 12 training clock hours per year.
- Training hours may not be carried forward from one year to the next.
- Check that training is DHSS approved prior to attending.
- There is no limit to the number of training hours that may be earned online.
- Training questions may be sent to CCTraining@health.mo.gov.
Enroll in the Missouri Professional Development Registry
The Missouri Professional Development Registry, or MOPD Registry, is a system that collects and verifies child care provider employment, education, and training records. Getting a MOPD ID is just the first step in becoming a registry member. Anyone who works directly with children or youth, or who provides professional development for child care professionals may become a registry member. You have the option of enrolling at www.openinitiative.org to maintain your verified professional achievements in the early childhood, school-age/after-school, and youth development field. This information can be very valuable as you continue your child care career.
Training approval information can be found at www.health.mo.gov/childcare/trainerinfo.php. Prior to attending training, please ensure that your trainer has completed this process.
Questions should be directed to CCtraining@health.mo.gov.