Child Care

Level II: Advanced Informal Education

A person at this level would be operating a state registered family child care program or working in a licensed child care, preschool, Head Start or school-age program.

Education and Training

  • High school diploma or GED,
  • Professional training (within the last year) that includes:
    1. Current certificate in infant and child CPR (see glossary for definition)
    2. First Aid training,
    3. Twenty hours of training selected from four or more of the Professional Training Areas.

Professional Commitment

  • Work directly with two or more unrelated children in a state registered or licensed child care, preschool, Head Start or school-age program.
  • Participation requirements:
         a)  Membership in a recognized professional organization.
              -or-
         b)  Attend at least six hours of training offered at a regional, state or national professional development conference.
  • Demonstration of professional leadership is encouraged.

Renewal Requirements (every three years)

  • Maintain infant and child CPR certification and First Aid training.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 additional training hours annually covering four or more of the Professional Training Areas.
  • Work directly with children in a state-registered or licensed child care, preschool, Head Start or out-of school time program.
  • Maintain membership in a recognized professional organization or attend at least six hours of training offered at a professional conference.