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Early Care and Education Providers

Early Child Education Providers

The CCDBG Act of 2014 requires that all States establish health and safety training requirements in 10 different topic areas for child care providers serving children receiving assistance through the CCDF program.  

Twelve Required Health and Safety Training Requirements

  1. Prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunization);
  2. Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices;
  3. Administration of medication, consistent with standards for parental consent;
  4. Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions;
  5. Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic;
  6. Prevention of shaken baby syndrome, abusive trauma, and child maltreatment;
  7. Emergency preparedness and response for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event (such as violence at a child care facility), within the meaning of terms under section 602(a) (1) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5195a(a)(1));
  8. Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of biocontaminants;
  9. Precautions in transporting children (if applicable);
  10. Pediatric first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification;
  11. Recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect; and
  12. Child development1

[1] In the CCDF Rule, the “child development” training requirement is listed separately at 98.44(b)(1)(ii)”

Complete requirements and text of the law are found here.

Your State may include a requirement for training relating to nutrition, access to physical activity, caring for children with special needs or other subject areas determined by the State to be necessary to promote child development or to protect children's health and safety.

NOTE: to verify which training options your State will accept to meet this requirement, please contact your State’s licensing agency.

Following is a list of trainings that may assist you in meeting the health and safety training requirements:

Better Kid Care

Virtual Lab School

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

NOTE: to verify which training options your State will accept to meet this requirement, please contact your State’s licensing agency.

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