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Child care providers must get training every year. The training requirements for each type of provider are listed below. All training sessions, except First Aid/CPR training, must be registered or certified by the Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD) for DSS to give you credit for it. Before you attend training, be sure to ask if a session you want to attend is registered or certified by CCCCD. Visit the CCCCD website here.

All First Aid/CPR training must be provided by a recognized health professional and must include hands-on training. CPR/First Aid training cannot be taken through on-line Internet instruction only.

For ABC Quality providers, please look at the ABC Standards for your level to see additional training requirements.

 

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Training Calendar - ABC Quality Team Nutrition

Training Calendar - Center for Child Care Career Development

Training Schedule - Child Care Resource and Referral Network

 

Training Requirements

  • At least twenty (20) clock hours of training each year.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be related to program administration.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be in child growth and development, early childhood education and/or health and safety excluding first aid and CPR training.
  • The remaining hours shall come from the following areas: Curriculum Activities, Nutrition, Guidance, or Professional Development and must include blood borne pathogen training, as required by OSHA.
  • When children with special needs are enrolled, the director and staff members shall receive orientation and/or training in understanding the child’s special needs and ways of working in group settings when children with special needs are enrolled.
  • All staff providing direct care to children must participate in at least fifteen (15) clock hours of training each year.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be in child growth and development.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be in curriculum activities for children excluding first aid and CPR training.
  • The remaining hours shall come from the following areas: Guidance, Health, Safety, Nutrition, or Professional Development and must include blood borne pathogen training as required by OSHA.
  • When children with special needs are enrolled, the director and staff members shall receive orientation and/or training in understanding the child’s special needs and ways of working in group settings when children with special needs are enrolled.
  • At least fifteen (15) clock hours of training each year.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be related to program administration.
  • At least five (5) clock hours must be in child growth and development, early childhood education and/or health and safety excluding first aid and CPR training.
  • The remaining hours shall come from the following areas: Safety, Health, Nutrition, Guidance, or Professional Development and must include blood borne pathogen training as required by OSHA.
  • All staff providing direct care to children must participate in at least ten (10) clock hours of training each year.
  • At least four (4) clock hours must be in child growth and development.
  • At least four (4) clock hours must be in curriculum activities for children excluding first aid and CPR training.
  • The remaining hours shall come from the following areas: Guidance, Health, Safety, Nutrition, or Professional Development and must include blood borne pathogen training as required by OSHA.
  • Legislation was passed June 9, 2016, to increase the number of training hours required for family child care home providers, from two hours to TEN (10) hours. Additionally, this legislation states if the training is not completed, it could affect the status of a provider's registration or license. For more information click here.
  • New federal guidelines require Health and Safety course hours for Early Care and Education professionals. To access the free online course that will help complete the training requirement, click here.