Trainings need to be completed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar (Educare trainings are available on the Missouri Workshop Calendar) under an employee’s MOPD ID, to allow the agency to monitor for compliance. The Children’s Division, Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section has contracted with Educare providers throughout the state to offer free training to license exempt child care providers. If licensed or school based license exempt providers and staff have already taken training in any of the required training topics in 2016, those training requirements can be considered met.
For the first year of required CCDF Child Care Subsidy Training license exempt school based child care programs will be allowed to use trainings provided by the school district that meet the health and safety requirements under the federal statute. In order to use trainings provided by the school district, all trainings must be completed by June 30, 2017 and a completed Training Attestation form must be submitted to the Children’s Division no later than 06/30/2017.
For this first year of required CCDF Child Care Subsidy Training, licensed child care programs will be allowed to use trainings that have been completed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar or through the attendance of a class or conference that is not tracked through OPEN, if the training covers any of the health and safety requirements under the federal statute. The training must have been completed after January 1, 2016. The exception to the January 1, 2016 date is First Aid/CPR training. If a staff person has a current certification in First Aid/CPR, it meets the requirement even if completed prior to January 1, 2016.