MO-SECA Academies

Earn up to 9 clock hours and $225 in stipends in just 2 days at a MO-SECA Academy!

All Missouri early childhood administrators are invited to join these group training experiences to connect with fellow early childhood providers and learn together about proven leadership and business strategies.

The MO-SECA team recommends you choose one Business Academy and one Leadership Academy to attend in 2024. MO-SECA will provide hotel accommodations to support your attendance.


Are you a family child care provider?

In addition to academies, MO-SECA has offerings designed to meet your particular needs. Learn more here.

Standalone Trainings


Can’t make an Academy? Want to supplement your Academy experience? Check out these upcoming standalone trainings!

(* = This session is focused on the experience and needs of Family Child Care Providers. Email to register for in person sessions.)

Register today!

Secure Your Business* [FULL]
July 20, 2024, Virtual

Business Planning for Growth: Part 1
July 23, 2024, Virtual

Business Planning for Growth: Part 2
July 24, 2024, Virtual

Understanding Financial Statements: Part 1
July 30, 2024, Virtual

Understanding Financial Statements: Part 2
July 31, 2024, Virtual

Business Basics* [FULL]
August 3, 2024, Virtual

Building Financial Resilience* [FULL]
August 10, 2024, Virtual

Community is Key* [FULL]
August 13, 2024, Virtual

Increasing Revenue* [FULL]
August 15, 2024, Virtual

Secure Your Business* [FULL]
August 20, 2024, Virtual

Past Business Academy


MO-SECA’s robust business management training approaches staff recruitment, fiscal management, business planning, and more through a childcare lens.

Past Business Academies

Kansas City
February 23 – 24, 2024

March 15 – 16, 2024

Saint Louis
March 22 – 23, 2024

Saint Joseph
April 12 – 13, 2024

May 3 – 4, 2024

May 31 – June 1, 2024

June 21 – 22, 2024

Cape Girardeau
July 12 – 13, 2024

Past Leadership Academy


Interactive leadership training covers critical skills in the Whole Leadership Framework that support your team’s growth and your own work-life balance.

Past Leadership Academies

Lake of the Ozarks
March 9 – 10, 2024

April 5-6, 2024

Saint Louis
April 19 – 20, 2024

April 26 – 27, 2024

Kansas City
May 17 – 18, 2024

June 7 – 8, 2024

Cape Girardeau
June 14 -15, 2024

Saint Joseph
June 28 – 29, 2024

Which academy should I attend?

The MO-SECA team recommends you choose one Business Academy and one Leadership Academy to attend in 2024. The rest is up to you! You are also absolutely welcome to attend more than one of each academy. Just note that you can only earn $225 in stipends for business trainings and $225 for leadership trainings

We are happy to help you figure out which academy will work best for you. If you have any further questions or need additional information, please contact or give us a call at 816-235-1661.

Accommodations & Amenities

We are happy to provide a one night hotel stay for any academy you attend.

We’ve designed the schedule to allow attendees the time to visit nearby food establishments during typical meal hours. MO-SECA will not be providing food or transportation to attendees at regional trainings.

Can I attend more than 2 MO-SECA Academies?

Absolutely! You may attend as many as you want. Please note the following:

  • Up to $450 stipends total can be earned per participant; $225 for leadership sessions and $225 for business stipends. If you attend additional academies, you may not earn more stipends.
  • You can earn clock hours for each unique session you attend.
  • MO-SECA will provide one night of hotel accommodations per participant. You are not required to stay at the hotel to attend an academy.
Will the content be different than the 2023 MO-SECA training sessions?

Some sessions will feature the same content presented in 2023 and others will be new based on feedback from participants about where they want to dig in further.

Participants can earn clock hours for repeat sessions as long as they are completed in different calendar years.

Supporting leadership and business excellence in Missouri’s early childhood programs.

Thanks for your interest in MO-SECA!