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Health and Safety Training

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act of 2014) reauthorizes the funding for federal child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The law makes key statutory changes to better balance the program's dual purposes of promoting families' economic self-sufficiency by making child care more affordable while also fostering healthy child development and school success by improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. The law also more clearly defines health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlines family-friendly eligibility policies, and ensures that parents and the general public have transparent information about the child care choices available to them. Find resources here to help you learn more about the CCDF health and safety training requirements.

CCDF Administrators

CCDF Administrators

The CCDBG Act of 2014 requires States to establish requirements for both preservice and ongoing minimum health and safety training for CCDF providers. The law requires that States implement a broad and progressive approach to training, allowing providers to accumulate knowledge, competencies, and credits toward eventual completion of professional certification or higher education. While no specific number of hours is required, both preservice and ongoing training hours should be based on a recognized standard in the field, and must be reported in the CCDF Plan. One such example is Caring for Our Children.

CCDF Health and Safety Training Requirements

Health and Safety Requirements in Child Care Regulation

Resources on Health and Safety

Available Trainings

CCDF Administrators

Training and Technical Assistance Providers

The CCDBG Act of 2014 requires that all staff providers serving children receiving assistance through the CCDF program must be trained in 12 different topic areas.

Professional Development Contacts

Available Trainings

CCDF Administrators

Early Care and Education Providers

The CCDBG Act of 2014 requires that all States establish health and safety training requirements in 12 different topic areas for child care providers serving children receiving assistance through the CCDF program.

Required Topic Areas

Available Trainings