The Department of Health and Senior Services uses an online training application, publishing, and attendance management system for the approval and tracking of child care clock hour training. The online training approval process is accessed through the Missouri Workshop Calendar.

Family home providers, family home assistants who regularly work more than five (5) hours per week, center directors, group day care home providers and all other caregivers and volunteers who are counted in staff/child ratio are required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) clock hours annually. Training must be approved by the Section for Child Care Regulation in health, safety, nutrition, guidance and discipline, appropriate activities and learning experiences for children, positive communication and interaction with parents, planning and setting up an appropriate environment for children, professional and administrative practices or other child related area.

Clock hour training must relate directly to children or be related to the child care setting. Staff meeting topics (e.g., human resources, benefits, scheduling, daily cleaning procedures/schedules, how to use appliances/ office equipment, operate computer programs, performance reviews, employee handbook review, etc.) are not clock hour eligible.

Information about clock hour training requirements for child care providers can be found on the Training page.

Clock hour training application content and process inquiries should be directed to