Online Training

The training modules listed below are approved for clock hours for licensed child care providers unless otherwise noted. These modules may be completed at no cost to the participant. Completion certificates should be retained for clock hour training record review. These online training modules require participants to enter a Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) ID to receive clock hour credit. Completion records for training modules requiring a MOPD ID will be submitted to OPEN and will appear on electronic training reports available on OPEN’s Toolbox. Individuals may obtain a MOPD ID at or by contacting OPEN at 1-877-782-0185 or

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Inclusion411: Training Module Overview
Informational Only
The Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Child Care Regulation has developed the online training series, “Inclusion411” with funding made available from the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant and content contributed by United4Children. This brief module provides an overview of the Inclusion411 online training series. It is recommended that the Inclusion411 training modules be completed in order.

Inclusion411: Module 1 - Getting Started with Inclusion in a Child Care Setting
1.0 Clock Hour
This module is designed to help child care providers include children with special needs and disabilities in community child care programs with children who are typically developing. You’ll explore what inclusion is…and isn’t, consider some of the benefits of fully including children with special needs in your program, and explore some of the challenges of including children with special needs and disabilities.

Inclusion411: Module 2 - Integrating Inclusive Practices in Child Care Settings
1.25 Clock Hours
This module identifies the keys to building an inclusive program, describes how to work as a team to meet the unique needs of each child, and illustrates types of planned interventions that can be used in supporting a child with special needs.

Inclusion411: Module 3 - What Families Need to Know About Inclusion in a Child Care Setting
1 Clock Hour
In this module, families and child care providers learn what to expect from an inclusive program, basic ADA requirements for child care programs, how to locate an inclusive child care program, and what conversations families and child care providers should have when enrolling a child with special needs. Child care providers will gain a better understanding of the concerns of families of children with special needs and be better able to serve them.

Inclusion411: Module 4 - Reframing: A New Way to Look at Social Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors
1.75 Clock Hours
Child care providers will gain understanding and confidence in reframing their own attitudes and feelings in working with children with challenging behaviors, learn to help children communicate and get along with others in a safe and inclusive environment, and learn how to incorporate activities promoting social and emotional development into the daily routine. This module includes ideas, strategies and activities that can be immediately implemented in a child care program.

Inclusion411: Module 5 - The Americans with Disabilities Act and Accommodations in the Child Care Setting - COMING SOON!

Immunizations411: Module 1 - The Importance of Immunizations
1.0 Clock Hour
This module details the importance of immunizations for child care workers and children in child care and preschool facilities.

Immunizations411: Module 2 - Missouri Statute, Rules and Tools
2.0 Clock Hours
This module explains the Missouri state law and rule regarding immunizations in your child care facility and demonstrates some of the tools available to help ensure that children in your facility are adequately immunized.

Immunizations411: Module 3 - Child Care/Preschool Status Report Completion Guide
1.0 Clock Hours
This module is a simplistic step-by-step instructional guide on how to properly complete the state required child care/preschool immunization status report that is due no later than January 15th every year.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Training
1.0 Clock Hour
This module is designed to increase awareness of disasters and emergencies should they occur in your area and provides information to assist in the development of a written plan for responding to these events in a child care program.

Show Me Child Care Portal Training
Informational Only
Child care directors, owners, and family home providers may complete this one-hour training module on the Show Me Child Care Portal. This module includes interactive instruction to assist with the use of the public child care portal, provider child care portal and a discussion of First Aid & CPR and Safe Sleep child care licensing rules.