Quality Childcare Initiative

The Quality Childcare Initiative at MACC is a grant-funded program sponsored by Boone County Children’s Services Fund. Our goal is to improve the quality of child care in Boone County while promoting kindergarten readiness. We do this by providing free training and coaching to teachers in early care and education programs in Boone County.

Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

CDA is a nationally recognized credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition. It is the “best first step” for early childhood educators, providing basic knowledge of child development, health, safety, and other essential competencies needed to serve young children.

  • Current early childhood professionals can take college courses at MACC toward the credential and little to no cost to them.
  • High school juniors and seniors can take a dual enrollment course to help them earn the credentials at no cost to them.

FREE Training in the HighScope Approach!

Teachers who already have a CDA or equivalent are eligible to participate in training in HighScope, a research-based curriculum that is approved by the state of Missouri and has been proven successful with low income children. Each participant is assigned a coach who will visit with them regularly to help implement what they learn in training.



Anyone working with young children in Boone County including infant, toddler, or preschool teachers, home child care providers, and program owners/directors.

Free clock hour training in either infant/toddler or preschool HighScope approach plus free on-site coaching to help you implement what you learn in class.

Free lunch, free HighScope books and materials, and you’ll earn a stipend of $15 per hour of class attendance!  Option to earn free college credit (must meet requirements and do additional homework).

You’ll learn strategies to support children that, when applied, not only promote independence, but also will make your job easier and more enjoyable.  A variety of topics will be covered including:

  • Active Learning
  • Adult-Child Interactions
  • Learning Environment
  • Daily Routines
  • Group Times
  • Conflict Resolution

We meet one Saturday per month.
2024-2025 Cohort Dates:
July 27, 2024
August 24, 2024
September 21, 2024
October 26, 2024
November 16, 2024
December 14, 2024
January 25, 2025
February 22, 2025
March 15, 2025
April 26, 2025
May 17, 2025
June 14, 2025 

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MACC’s Columbia Site
601 Business Loop 70 W.
Columbia, MO 65203

For more information, contact
Janet Robison:
(Office) 573-234-1067 ext. 12166
(Cell, call or text) 573-819-2367
(Email) janetro@macc.edu

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager