Welcome to the OPEN Initiative.
We administer the MOPD ID, Toolbox,
and the MOPD Registry.

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From left to right: Candra Staponski, Shawn Jackson, Aleesha Coke, Lisa Driskel Hawxby, & Mallory Renick.

KEY Functions of the MOPD System

Key Functions Document

DHSS-SCCR’s Primary Function:
Administer Child Care Licensing Regulations
(including approving and monitoring clock hour trainings)

Child Care Aware’s Primary Function (via the Missouri Workshop Calendar):
Accept Training Applications
Advertise Approved Trainings
Collect Training Attendance Data
Send Training Attendance to OPEN

Face-To-Face Training Opportunity

OPEN offers on-site training and technical assistance for any staff wanting to learn how to navigate the MOPD system. If you are interested in having an OPEN staff member come to your program, please contact us at 573-884-3373. 

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Contact the OPEN Initiative at


1400 Rock Quarry Rd
Suite Q108
Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-884-3373



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