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

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be aware that OPEN staff will be working remotely until further notice. Customer service will be provided exclusively through email. Our email address is openinitiative@missouri.edu . Please be sure to provide all information necessary for OPEN staff to assist you via email, as additional emails may slow response time. OPEN strives to return emails within 1-2 business days. We will continue processing documents as they are received and do not anticipate this change impacting our processing timelines.

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OPEN staff

For questions about how training data reaches your reports, please click on the training tab below.

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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 Accreditation

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 openinitiative@missouri.edu.

*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


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