Please read prior to completing these online training modules:

  • Trainings must be completed on a computer or laptop. They are not formatted to be mobile friendly so they will not function fully on a cell phone or tablet device.
  • If you use Internet Explorer turn off Compatibility View.
  • Be patient as some videos may take time to load, depending on your Internet speed.
  • Clock hours cannot be earned while in ratio with children.
  • Online modules cannot be used for group training.
  • Each completed module can only be counted once in a calendar year.
  • CERTIFICATES: Certificates may be printed at the end of the training or you may take a screenshot if you wish to have a copy for your personal records. SCCR no longer emails a copy of the certificate since they are no longer accepted to verify training.
  • All child care providers and their staff are required to obtain a MOPD ID. You may look up or obtain your MOPD ID at
  • If you provide your MOPD ID, clock hours will be reported to OPEN for viewing in your online clock hour record on the Toolbox.
  • Records are sent to OPEN weekly so you should see the record on the training report by the end of the week following the completion of a training. Do not send certificates to OPEN for DHSS online training modules.
  • If you need assistance with your MOPD ID or setting up your individual or program training report in the Toolbox, please contact OPEN Initiative at 573-884-3373 or e-mail OPEN at
  • Questions about the online modules should be sent to
  • If you have difficulty with an online training send a full screenshot of the issue to Use the “print screen” button on your keyboard and paste the screenshot into the body of the email.
  • Trainings must be completed one at a time. If an individual completes multiple trainings at a time, credit will be denied when the information is reported to OPEN.

Supervision in Child Care New
1.5 Clock Hour
This training was developed by the Section for Child Care Regulation and will provide child care providers with the basic supervision skills necessary to keep children safe in a child care setting. Rules and regulations will be reviewed and SCCR will share best practices that will help providers maintain proper supervision in their care.

Making a Difference: Protecting Health and Keeping Children Safe
1.0 Clock Hour
This training was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health. This training will look at factors that contribute to an increase in stress for child care providers, discuss basic behavior management techniques, look at how to recognize escalating behaviors and how to de-escalate those situations, consider how to react in crisis situations, learn about potential consequences and the legal impacts when a child is harmed, and ultimately what you can do in your program to minimize the contributing factors so caregivers can successfully complete each day while keeping children safe.

Licensing Rules and Best Practices
2.0 Clock Hours
This training was developed by the Section for Child Care Regulation and will provide an overview of licensing rules for beginners and a review of important licensing rules for experienced child care professionals. This training identifies concepts and best practices that will help the participant stay in compliance with the licensing rules.

Early Childhood Social and Emotional Health
1.5 Clock Hours
This training module will give an introduction to social and emotional development and show how important what child care providers do every day is to the growth and development of the children in care. There are many different pieces to the puzzle when supporting a child’s social and emotional growth. Some of the pieces include supporting their brain development, understanding their temperament, assisting them to form attachment, understanding the social and emotional developmental milestones, and helping them build their emotion regulation skills.

Poison Prevention Safety Awareness Training
1.0 Clock Hour
This training was developed in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Poison Center. Participant will learn about poison prevention and poison safety, specifically as it relates to the safety of the children in care. There are many common occurrences that can be avoided with knowledge and good practice. Poison prevention is an important part of our everyday lives. Participants can take what they have learned throughout the training and apply it at home and in their child care facility.

ABC's of Safe Sleep: How to Reduce the Risk of SIDS
1.0 Clock Hour
This training will prepare child care provides to reduce the risk of SIDS in family home, group home, and child care center settings by using safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This training meets the rule requiring all caregivers of infants in licensed child care settings to complete safe sleep training.

Child Care Transportation Safety Awareness Training
1.0 Clock Hour
This training will help child care providers and staff learn how to safely transport the children in their care. You will learn about the importance of car seats as well as the basics of how to install them.

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Online Training
1.0 Clock Hour
This training is designed to increase awareness of disasters and emergencies should they occur in your area and to assist you in developing a written plan specifically for your facility on how you would deal with these events to meet the department’s licensing rules (19 CSR 30-62.090 and 19 CSR 30-61.090).

Inclusion 411: 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.

Inclusion 411: 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.

Inclusion 411: Module 3 - What Families Need to Know About Inclusion in a Child Care Setting
1.0 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.

Inclusion 411: 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.

Inclusion 411: Module 5 - The Americans with Disabilities Act and Accommodations in the Child Care Setting
1.5 Clock Hours
In this module child care providers will be introduced to the foundations for inclusion in early care and education, basic IDEA and ADA requirements, considerations for enrolling a child with special needs, and accommodations used to include children with special needs in child care settings. Child care providers will understand their responsibility in making accommodations as required by the ADA and will learn strategies to meet some of the ADA requirements.

Other Free Trainings:

The Bureau of Community Health and Wellness has an online training module – Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care.