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

OPEN Initiative will be open on Monday, December 24th with reduced staff. Our office will be closed Tuesday, December 25th through Tuesday, January 1st.
We will return the office Wednesday, January 3rd. We will return voicemails and emails as soon as possible.
Please be aware that you can find informational documents and step-by-step guides for most questions we receive below by clicking the gold buttons.

We have some good news to share!
OPEN Initiative now has an online on demand training approved for 1 clock hour!
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Our team is happy to serve you!

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

OPEN’s Primary Function:
Collect Workforce Data (including training data) provide reports to:
MOPD Registry Members
Individuals with Program Level Access
DHSS-SCCR (Child Care Licensing)
DSS (Subsidy)
Missouri Accrediation

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. 

*Please note that all documents on the OPEN web site are .pdf documents and require the use of Adobe Reader to open the document. Adobe Reader is a free download available here.

Contact the OPEN Initiative at

1400 Rock Quarry Rd
Suite Q108
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-884-3373



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