Child Care

Licensing

Flowchart - Training Requirements

Group Family Child Care Home - Licensed:

  • Training is required for the operator and each staff member used to meet the staff-child ratio.
  • 10 hours of training in at least 3 topic areas is required each year.
  • One staff person trained and certified in CPR must be on the premises at all times. All staff must be trained and certified in CPR within the first year of employment. CPR certification must remain valid.

Child Care Center - Licensed:

  • Training is required for the operator and each staff member used to meet the staff-child ratio.
  • 20 hours of training is required each year.
  • One staff person trained and certified in CPR must be on the premises at all times. All staff must be trained and certified in CPR within the first year of employment. CPR certification must remain valid.

Before and After School - Licensed:

  • Training is required for each staff member and volunteer who works directly with children and is included in the staff to child ratio.
  • 10 hours of training is required each year. Staff must have training in all topic areas within the first 2 years of employment.

Training Topic Areas

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Age Appropriate Activities & Planning
  • Learning Environments
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Guidance & Behavior Management
  • Detecting & Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect
  • Communication & Relations With Staff
  • Food Handling Techniques
  • Identification & Prevention of Communicable Disease
  • Program Health & Safety
  • Nutrition for Children
  • Professionalism
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Partnerships with Parents
  • Inclusion of all Children
  • Program Management & Regulation