Training

Caregivers in licensed child care facilities are required to receive 12 clock hours of training approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services from January 1 to December 31 each year.

Clock Hour Training Requirements

For questions regarding clock hour training, contact CCTraining@health.mo.gov.

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Clock Hour Training Review Checklist (2015)

Clock hour training for the previous year will be reviewed and verified at the first inspection each year. For information about clock hour verification, reference:

The checklist provides information about what documentation is required for the 2015 clock hour review that will be conducted at the first regulatory inspection of 2016. This guide also provides information on what will be accepted. Print your program’s online clock hour training report from the Toolbox at OPEN’s website. It is important to update your staff throughout the year so that your reports will contain all of the information needed to verify compliance for your facility.

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Safe Sleep Training

During the 2015 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed Section 210.223 RSMo. This statute requires child care facilities licensed to provide care to children less than one (1) year of age to complete department-approved training on the recent safe sleep recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) every three years.

  • Family Child Care Homes
    19 CSR 30-61.105 (5) Every three (3) years the provider and assistant(s) in a family child care home licensed to provide care for infants less than one (1) year of age shall successfully complete department-approved training regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations
  • Group Child Care Homes and Child care Centers
    19 CSR 30-62-102 (4) Every three (3) years the center director, group day care home provider, all other caregivers, and those volunteers who are counted in staff/child ratios in a group child care home or child care center licensed to provide care for infants less than one (1) year of age shall successfully complete department-approved training regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations

Click here for a listing of department approved safe sleep trainings.

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First Aid/CPR

The following national models are accepted by the Section For Child Care Regulation for First Aid/CPR:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics PedFACTs
  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • American Safety and Health Institute
  • EMS Safety
  • National Safety Council
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute

On-line only First Aid/CPR is not accepted. Training must be conducted in person or as a blended training that includes on-line learning with an in person skills assessment. Any trainer who has the proper credentialing to provide First Aid/CPR training from one of the listed models may conduct training that satisfies the CPR/First Aid requirement. For training to count toward annual clock hour requirements it must be processed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar.

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Missouri Workshop Calendar

Training published on the Missouri Workshop Calendar (MWC) is approved for clock hours. Providers may use the MWC to:

  • View monthly or weekly calendars listing clock hour training on specific dates
  • Register for training sessions
  • Locate online training available 24/7 on the “Online On Demand” tab
  • Check the approval status of national training events on the “Pre-Approved National” tab
  • Locate First Aid/CPR training on the “First Aid/CPR Training” tab
  • Find approved Safe Sleep training on the “Safe Sleep” tab
  • Search for training in a specific area using the “Search” feature

Technical issues associated with the MWC, or instructions on how to use the Missouri Workshop Calendar should be directed to Child Care Aware of Missouri at info@moworkshopcalendar.org or 1-800-200-9017.

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The Toolbox and MOPD Registry - Print Your Program Training Report!

Directors, owners, and program designees can use the Toolbox to print Program Training Reports and keep track of other staff records, such as First Aid and CPR certification. It is easy to set up a program on the Toolbox website. After a program is set up, the licensing specialist, director, and owner can review and print program training records online. This will greatly cut down on the amount of time spent reviewing training records on-site during an inspection. It is important to update your Toolbox by adding/removing staff throughout the year. For information on adding/removing staff, how to run reports and much more, visit OPEN’s website.

Individuals can use the Toolbox to print individual training reports and monitor professional development records. The Toolbox also provides access to professional self-assessment and professional development planning tools. To use the Toolbox to view and print individual training records, individuals must be a member of the MOPD Registry.

The MOPD Registry tracks child care clock hours, education, work experience, First Aid and CPR certifications, and other professional development for child care professionals. Child care professionals who enroll in the MOPD Registry and create an account on the Toolbox website can then monitor and print their own professional development records. Enrolling in the MOPD Registry is easy. Visit OPEN’s website and click on the MOPD Registry link for additional information.

Questions about the MOPD Registry and the Toolbox should be directed to OPEN at openinitiative@missouri.edu or by calling 573-884-3373.

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Clock Hour Training Q & A

Q: Is this training (or conference) approved for clock hours?
A: Check the Missouri Workshop Calendar. If it is not posted on the calendar, then it may not be approved. Providers should contact the trainer to see if they will submit their training for approval. Training approval information may be found on the Trainer Information page.

Q: Where can I find training?
A: All training listed on the Missouri Workshop Calendar is approved for clock hours. Be sure to check the tabs at the top of the calendar for additional approved training.

Q: What kind of training counts for clock hours?
A: Types of approved training are listed on the 2015 Provider Clock Hour Review Checklist.

Q: Where can I find CPR/First Aid training?
A: Check the “First Aid/CPR Training tab” tab on the Missouri Workshop Calendar. This tab does not list ALL approved First Aid/CPR training; this is a list of trainers offering public training by request that are approved to award clock hour credit.

Q: The training I attended wasn’t approved. What do I do?
A: Contact the trainer to ask them to seek approval retroactively. If necessary, refer them to the Trainer Information on the Section For Child Care website. Training can be approved and scheduled retroactively. Training will not count for clock hours unless the trainer completes the process.

Q: How is training approved?
A: The Trainer Information webpage provides information about the approval process.

Q: I’m getting an error on the Missouri Workshop Calendar or I am having problems using the Missouri Workshop Calendar.
A: Email Child Care Aware at info@moworkshopcalendar.org or call 800-200-9017.

Q: How can I obtain or look up my MOPD ID?
A: Go to OPEN Initiative to obtain or look up a MOPD ID. A MOPD ID can also be obtained or looked up over the phone by OPEN at 573-884-3373.

Q: I want to look at my staff’s training records online. How can I do that?
A: Directors, owners, or designees can make an account on the Toolbox website and submit a form to OPEN to obtain permission to view program records. Staff MOPD IDs can then be added to the program record so training records can be viewed. Complete instructions are available on the Resources Tab of the OPEN Initiative.

Q: I want to look up my own training record. How can I do that?
A: Registry members can view and print their individual MOPD ID records. There are other benefits to enrolling in the Registry. To learn more about the Registry and how to enroll go to OPEN’s website.

Q: My MOPD ID or Toolbox is not working:
A: Email OPEN at openinitiative@missouri.edu or call 573-884-3373.

Q: How do I get a copy of my certificate for online training offered by SCCR?
A: A copy of the certificate was emailed to the email address provided in the survey at the end of the training. It may be in the spam or junk mail folder. All online training provided by SCCR will be reported to OPEN and will be available in your Toolbox.

Q: How do I get a copy of my online IMMUNIZATION411 training certificate?
A: Certificates for Module 1 are mailed to the address provided at the end of the training. For all other Immunization 411Modules a certificate was emailed to the email address provided in the survey at the end of the training. It may be in the spam or junk mail folder. For any questions regarding the Immunization 411 series email lynelle.paro@health.mo.gov.

Q: I took an online training that was listed on the Missouri Workshop Calendar, but the online training didn’t ask me to enter my MOPD ID. How will I get credit for that online training?
A: Keep your online training certificate with your training records. Your licensing specialist will count that certificate along with your other records. Registry members can send a copy of their certificate to OPEN to have those clock hours listed on their MOPD training record. Find out all about the registry and how to enroll on OPEN’s website.

Q: I took a child-related college course. Can I get clock hour credit for that?
A: Yes. Information about Child-Related College courses is included in the 2015 Provider Clock Hour Review Checklist. Registry members can send a copy of their transcript to OPEN and the clock hours will be added to their MOPD training record.

Q: Will my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or Youth Development Credential (YDC) count for clock hours?
A: Yes. A CDA or YDC initial or renewal certificate will count for 12 clock hours for the year in which the certificate was issued. Registry members can send a copy of their CDA or YDC certificate to OPEN and the clock hours will be added on their MOPD training record.

If the answer to your question is not found above, contact CCTraining@health.mo.gov.

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