5101:2-18-11 Training requirements for program personnel in approved child day camps.

(A) All program personnel in approved child day camps shall annually complete preservice training before working with children.

(1) Preservice training shall include, at a minimum:

(a) Developmental stages of school children.

(b) Responding appropriately to socially sensitive issues such as smoking, drugs, tattoos, body piercing, sexuality, dating, cults, religion, ghost or horror stories, divorce and the personal lives of staff.

(c) Behavior management including review of the discipline policy as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-22 of the Administrative Code.

(d) Supervision of children as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-12 of the Administrative Code.

(e) Medical emergency procedures as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-23 of the Administrative Code.

(f) Safety regulations as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-21 of the Administrative Code.

(g) Goals, objectives and activities of camp program as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-13 of the Administrative Code.

(h) General first aid and health care procedures as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-15 of the Administrative Code.

(i) Field trip safety as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-14 of the Administrative Code.

(j) Review of personnel job descriptions as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-10 of the Administrative Code.

(k) Acceptance, respect, and responsiveness to the multi-cultural diversity of children and their families.

(l) Prevention, recognition and management of communicable diseases.

(m) Child abuse recognition and prevention.

(2) The required preservice training hours shall be based on the length of the approved child day camp season.

(a) Eighteen hours of preservice is required for camps whose season is longer than four weeks in duration. Six hours of the preservice training shall be conducted on the camp site.

(b) Five hours of preservice is required for camps whose season is shorter than four weeks. Three of the preservice training hours shall be conducted on the camp site.

(3) Written documentation of the preservice training content and the length of the training shall be on file at the camp for review by ODJFS.

(4) Each trained person shall sign a statement verifying the completion of the required preservice training. The signed statement shall be on file at the camp and available for review by ODJFS.

(5) All program personnel shall receive a copy of Chapter 5101: 2-18 of the Administrative Code.

(6) The camp shall provide vehicle safety preservice training to all camp personnel who drive vehicles to transport children as outlined in rule 5101:2-18-25 of the Administrative Code.

(7) The camp shall have a plan for all camp personnel who were not present for all of the pre-camp training to complete the child day camp training requirements.

(B) The approved child day camp shall have a performance review system for supervisors to regularly observe, provide feedback, and plan for improvement of the performance and behavior of staff which includes:

(1) Written guidelines for monitoring job performance of all child day camp personnel.

(2) Annual staff monitoring training for all child day camp administrators which details:

(a) Child day camp performance guidelines.

(b) Implementation of the camp staff performance review system.

(C) Electronic media sources alone shall not be used for trainings in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease or child abuse recognition/prevention. A combination of electronic media and instructor led classroom practice and performance assessment is permitted.

(D) The approved child day camp shall have on site and readily available at all times, at least one personnel staff member who has current certification in first aid and cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for every seventy-five campers. The camp health manager, as required in rule 5101:2-18-15 of the Administrative Code, shall have current certification in prevention, recognition, and management of communicable diseases. Verification of these certifications shall be on file at the camp for review by ODJFS.

(1) The training in first aid shall be appropriate for child day camp staff and shall be one of the following:

(a) At least six hours in length and follow a curriculum approved ODJFS in collaboration with the Ohio department of health (ODH).

(b) The length of time required by an ODJFS approved health organization and follow the guidelines and curriculum of a first aid course designed for child care staff by a health organization approved by ODJFS.

(c) Valid for three years or the number of years indicated on the card or form received from the ODJFS approved health organization.

(2) The first aid training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a three hour review training. The review training shall include all specific topics of the approved curriculum. It shall be at least three hours in length or the length of time required by an ODJFS approved health organization.

(3) Registered nurses, emergency medical service instructors, emergency medical technicians and paramedics with current valid credentials shall be exempt from the first aid instructor training requirement.

(4) The first aid instructor shall be one of the following:

(a) An authorized instructor for an ODJFS approved health organization.

(b) A licensed physician or registered nurse.

(c) An emergency medical service instructor.

(5) The CPR training, if taken separately from first aid, shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Be for the length of time required by an ODJFS approved health organization.

(b) Follow a curriculum of an ODJFS approved health organization.

(c) Be valid for the number of years indicated on the card or form received from the health organization.

(d) Be appropriate for all age groups the child day camp serves.

(6) The CPR instructor shall be an authorized instructor for a health organization approved by ODJFS.

(7) The training in management of communicable disease shall be one of the following:

(a) Be at least six hours in length and follow a curriculum approved by ODJFS and be valid for three years.

(b) Follow the guidelines and curriculum of a management of communicable disease course designed for child care staff by a health organization approved by ODJFS and be valid for the number of years indicated on the card or form received from the health organization.

(8) The management of communicable disease training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a three hour review training. The review training shall include all specific topics of the approved curriculums.

(9) Registered nurses with valid credentials shall be exempt from the management of communicable disease training requirement.

(10) The management of communicable disease instructor shall be one of the following:

(a) An authorized communicable disease instructor for a health organization approved by ODJFS.

(b) A licensed physician or registered nurse.

(11) Documentation of training in first aid, CPR and management of communicable disease shall be kept on file at the approved child day camp for review by ODJFS. Documentation that training has been completed shall be one of the following:

(a) A completed JFS 01307 "Inservice Training for Child Care Employees" (rev. 9/2006) signed and dated by the trainer.

(b) A verification card or form from a health organization approved by ODJFS that specifies the name of the instructor, the date of the training, the subject content/title of the training, the number of hours of the training, the expiration date of the training and the names of the participants.

(12) Any instructor who provides training required in this rule shall submit to ODJFS, upon request, a detailed course outline and/or verification of instructor qualifications. The detailed course outline shall include the course title, goal and focus of the training, a brief summary of information to be discussed and any resources used to developed the training.

(E) The child day camp shall have on site and readily available at all times, at least one program staff member who has completed a course in child abuse recognition and prevention. The training in child abuse recognition and prevention shall follow a curriculum approved by ODJFS in collaboration with ODH and shall:

(1) Be at least six hours.

(2) Be valid for three years.

(3) Include all of the following curriculum areas:

(a) Ohio law and rules pertaining to child abuse and neglect, including definitions, reporting and confidentiality requirements and the requirement to report suspected abuse or neglect by approved child day camp staff members if observed or suspected.

(b) Physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect.

(c) Details on reporting, including penalty, immunity and how and to whom to report.

(d) The investigatory role of the public children services agency (PCSA).

(e) The sharing of information and the role of law enforcement, licensing, and the courts in the reports of child abuse and neglect.

(f) Helping families who have occurrences of abuse and neglect.

(g) Prevention of child abuse and neglect at the approved child day camp including staff supervision and training, policies and procedures and appropriate discipline.

(4) The child abuse prevention training shall be updated by either completion of the full training or completion of a three hour review training. The review training shall include all specific topics of the approved curriculums.

(5) This child abuse prevention instructor shall be one of the following:

(a) An authorized instructor for a public children services agency or a child abuse prevention trainer approved by ODJFS.

(b) A person with at least an associate degree in social work, child development, or a related field from an accredited college and two years of experience professionally assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or the combination of experience and training.

(c) A licensed physician or registered nurse with two years of experience professionally assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or the combination of experience and training.

(6) Documentation of training in child abuse prevention shall be kept on file at the approved child day camp for review by ODJFS. Documentation that the training has been completed shall be one of the following:

(a) A completed JFS 01307 "Inservice Training for Child Care Employees" (rev. 9/2006) signed and dated by the trainer.

(b) A verification card or form from a health organization approved by ODJFS that specifies the name of the trainer, the date of the training, the name of the person who received the training, subject and content of the training, the number of hours of the training and the expiration date of the training.

Effective: 04/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 04/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93, 4/1/03