Missouri Early Learning Community Project

  Providing on-site technical assistance and regional professional development to Missouri early learning programs  
  Westview Preschool, Neosho  

Learning Communities Project


315 Bernadette Suite 4, Columbia, Missouri 65203

  Fax: 573.445.7471  
Mid-Buchanan R-V Preschool, Faucett



Best Business Practices for Child Care Programs - Two different 2-hour sessions presented by Child Care Aware of Missouri Chief Business Officer Misty O'Keefe, for Owners/Directors (Priority in registration given to QAR Program Participants: Saturday, December 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at St. Charles Community College CDC (no charge). Maximum seating: 40 participants.

The Desired Results Developmental Profile© (DRDP)and Meaning Observations Training - December 3 & 4, 2019, in Columbia, MO - register early! Seating limited! Note: This is a requirement for MPP classroom staff (2019-2020 MPP Administrative Manual, 2.1.17). QAR Pilot and MPP participants given priority, however this is open to all at no charge. Lunches provided.


SAVE THESE DATES for the Beginning Implementation Series with Karen Hickman: Jan. 13-14; Jan. 28-29; Feb. 27-28 (Registration available soon!)

New! Conscious Discipline: Beginning Implementation Series - 6 days (now 36 hours) with Karen Hickman in Columbia, July 31 & August 1, October 1 & 2, and November 18 & 19, 2019, in Columbia - Register Soon! FREE! New! 3-Day Introductory Series Starts July 13 in St. Louis & Kansas City and in Columbia on August 24th New! 4-part Administrator/Director Training - Starts September 13!

2019-2020 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS: (October 2019: Diann Gano -"Trees, Bees, and Skinned Knees: The Impact of Nature on Brain Development" in 5 locations) - Free of Charge

Diann Gano, Founder/Director of Under the Ginko Tree Nature School. Here is a link to her blog.


Here is a map showing the Conscious Discipline training site (exterior overview) at Woodcrest in Columbia starts July 31.


  • POLICY ON CLOCK HOURS: We will NOT issue certificates or letters of participation. You MUST provide a MOPD ID# in order to earn clock hours credit. To obtain or look up a MOPD ID# go to:  https://www.openinitiative.org/

    You should also register for your Toolbox and Program Access accounts while on this site, which will enable you to look up your attendance records. We will enter training attendance into the DHSS clock hours system if you have the ID#—WE MUST HAVE YOUR CORRECT MOPD ID# within 1 week after the end of training, or credit will not be granted.  Our training is published on the Missouri Workshop Calendar.   



About Learning Communities Project (LCP) - formerly MOT

The Learning Communities Project is a component of the Missouri Preschool Program that offers ongoing professional development to Missouri preschools and early learning centers, including recipients of Missouri Preschool Program (MPP) grants and Title 1. This professional-development program includes on-site technical assistance for new MPP classrooms and regional professional-development meetings for all MPP grantees at no charge, and these meetings also are provided to all other early learning programs at a minimal cost. The goal of the Learning Communities Project is to support teachers and teaching assistants in providing high-quality early childhood care and education, whether they are implementing High/Scope, Creative Curriculum, Project Construct, or the Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum.

Staff listing


Lincoln R-II Cardinals Kids Preschool

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