Training and professional development requirements for a licensed child care center
|| What are the health training requirements
for a child care center?
|| A center shall
have at least one child care staff member on-site (in each building) during all
hours of operation who is currently trained in the following (more than one
person may be used to meet the requirements of this paragraph):
|| Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
appropriate for all age groups that the center is licensed to serve.
|| Management of communicable
|| Child abuse
recognition and prevention six-hour training.
|| Every administrator, child care staff
member, including substitutes, shall be current with the ODJFS prescribed
one-hour child abuse overview which is valid for two years, unless the child
care staff member is current with the six-hour training or three-hour refresher
course in paragraph (A)(1)(d) of this rule. This shall be taken within the
first sixty days of hire.
|| Trainings shall
meet course and trainer requirements in appendix A to this rule.
Audiovisual or electronic media training shall not be used to meet the CPR
training requirement pursuant to paragraph (A)(1)(b) of this rule unless there
is also an in-person component of the training.
|| What are the ongoing professional
development training requirements for the administrator and child care staff
|| Complete a minimum of six clock
hours of training annually each fiscal year. The fiscal year is defined as July
first through June thirtieth.
topics include those listed in appendix B to this rule.
|| Health trainings taken pursuant to
paragraph (A) of this rule may not be used to meet the professional development
Audiovisual or electronic media training may be used to meet the required six
hours of annual training.
|| Child care staff members hired between
January first and June thirtieth of each year are not required to complete the
professional development requirements until the following fiscal
|| A person designated and
employed as a substitute child care staff member is not required to meet the
professional development requirements.
|| What verification is needed on file at
the center to document the completed training?
|| The health trainings shall be documented
by one of the following:
|| Verification from
the Ohio professional registry (OPR).
|| The JFS 01276 "Health Training
Documentation for Child Care" (12/2016).
|| Training cards issued by organizations
approved by the ODJFS for first aid, CPR or prevention, recognition and
management of communicable disease,
|| The on-going professional development
shall be documented by one of the following:
|| Verification from the OPR.
|| Transcript of completion of college
courses from an accredited university, college, or technical college.
|| One quarter credit hour equals ten clock
hours of training.
semester credit hour equals fifteen clock hours of training.
|| The JFS 01307 "Professional
Development Documentation for Child Care" (rev. 12/2016).
|| Certificates indicating continuing
education units (CEU). One CEU equals ten clock hours of training.
|| Certificates issued by Ohio child welfare
child care center administrator or owner shall , within five
business days, provide current staff with copies of their training
documentation upon request or upon separation from employment
for any records not verified in the OPR.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Effective Dates: 3/1/81, 2/8/82, 9/1/86, 1/2/92 (Emer.), 4/1/92, 4/1/03,
9/1/05, 1/1/07, 7/1/10, 12/1/11, 12/31/16