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Missouri Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in Missouri

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in Missouri.

Missouri Childcare Training Requirements

All online Care Courses are approved by the Missouri Professional Development System (formerly the Missouri Workshop Calendar) and may be used towards the 12 clock hours of child-care related training required annually for those who work in child care centers, group day care homes, family day care homes and license exempt child care facilities. This includes center directors, child care providers, caregivers, assistant caregivers and volunteers.

For OPEN Initiative Registry training credit, please add your OPEN Initiative Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Thank you!

Please note: Only online format courses may be used to meet your annual training requirements. Courses in our coursebook format may not be used by Missouri caregivers to meet annual training requirements.

Our course Keeping Infants Safe may be used towards annual training but does not meet the Missouri requirement for safe sleep training.

Our course Safe Baby, Safe Child may be used towards annual training but does not meet the Missouri requirement for safe sleep training.

To receive Missouri Professional Development System training credit, please ensure that your Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) Registry ID number is added to your Care Courses account.

Opening a childcare facility in Missouri

For those of you interested in starting a daycare center or home-based child care facility in Missouri, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Division of Regulation and Licensure: Section for Child Care Regulation

Phone: (573) 751-2450

What our Missouri students say

"Everything went well with the course [Creating Schedules and Routines.] I love taking Care Courses, because they are so convenient with my schedule."

- St. Louis, Missouri
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"I loved all of the suggestions [A Joyful Life of Caregiving] that you can take directly to the classroom. I appreciate the positivity of how important it is to teach using respect and how important the work of caregivers of young children is to our world!"

- Columbia, Missouri