Child care center directors and group day care home providers must meet qualifications as stated in Licensing Rule 19 CSR 30-62.102(2) (B) 2. and 3.

To complete this process, you must:

STEP 1: Submit a Center Director/Group Day Care Home Provider Certification Request.

Director/Group Home Provider Requirements
Licensed Capacity of the Center Education and Experience Requirements for Group Home Provider/Center Director. Individual must meet requirements for both total college semester hours or experience, and child-related college semester hours.
Total college semester hours or experience; and Child-related college semester hours
Up to 20 Children Thirty (30) college semester hours or twelve (12) months’ experience; and Six (6) college semester hours in child-related courses, or a CDA, or a YDC.
21 to 60 Children Sixty (60) college semester hours or twenty-four (24) months’ experience;
and
Twelve (12) college semester hours in child-related courses.
61 to 99 Children Ninety (90) college semester hours or thirty-six (36) months’ experience; and Eighteen (18) college semester hours in child-related courses.
100 or more Children One hundred twenty (120) college semester hours or four (4) years’ experience; and Twenty-four (24) college semester hours in child-related courses. Six (6) of the twenty-four (24) college semester hours may include courses in business or management.
 
To view a sample course list of approved child related college courses, click here.
Child care work experience form

STEP 2: To request that a center director/group day care home provider be approved for a specific facility, a Center Director/Group Day Care Home Provider Approval Request must be submitted to the facility’s Child Care Facility Specialist.

Questions should be directed to CCDirectors@health.mo.gov.