The University of Missouri Extension Human Development and Family Science Field Specialists are offering statewide virtual child care provider trainings via Zoom in September and October.

Training subjects will vary from staff retention, grief in the early childhood setting, art appreciation, self-care, and much more. Each class will provide two clock hours of training. 

The trainings will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Classes will begin the first week of September. For training details and registration information visit and click on the “Online” tab, or contact the Phelps County MU Extension Office at 573-458-6260.

The MU Extension Office in Phelps County is located on the ground floor of the Phelps County Courthouse, at 200 N. Main St. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.