5101:2-12-28 In-service training for licensed child care centers.

(A) Each child care staff member and administrator of a child care center shall complete a minimum of fifteen clock hours of training annually, after the first day of employment, until a total of forty-five hours have been completed. The forty-five hours of training shall include trainings in child development, health and safety, child abuse recognition/prevention, first aid and management of communicable disease. At least twenty of the forty-five hours of training shall be in the topic of child development as defined in paragraph (G) of this rule.

(B) Child care staff members and administrators not completing the minimum annual training requirement shall not be included in staff/child ratios. A person designated and employed as a substitute child care staff member is not required to meet the in-service training requirement.

(C) Documentation of the training shall be kept on file at the center for review by the director's representative. The following shall be documentation of completion of training:

(1) Transcript of completion of college courses from an accredited university, college, or technical college; or

(2) The prescribed form that includes the date of training, number of hours of the training, and the signature of the qualified trainer; or

(3) Certificates indicating continuing education units (CEU). (One CEU equals ten clock hours of training.); or

(4) Certificates issued by Ohio child welfare training centers.

(D) A child care staff member shall be exempt from the in-service training requirement if the child care staff member:

(1) Provides evidence of completion of a total of at least ninety quarter or sixty semester credit hours or equivalent from an accredited university, college, or technical college with thirty-six quarter or twenty-four semester credit hours or equivalent in child development, as defined in paragraph (G) of this rule; or

(2) Has a child development associate credential; or

(3) Has a Montessori pre primary/early childhood credential from the American Montessori society, association of Montessori international, national center for Montessori education, or other Montessori program accredited by the Montessori accreditation council for teacher education.

(E) A child care center administrator or owner shall provide current staff with copies of their in-service training documentation upon request or upon separation from employment.

(F) A trainer in first aid, management of communicable disease, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or child abuse prevention shall meet qualifications as required in rule 5101:2-12-27 of the Administrative Code.

(G) Child development topics relate to all of the following.

(1) Growth and development of children ages birth to fourteen years of age.

(2) Children with special needs.

(3) Developmentally appropriate equipment and classroom arrangement.

(4) Working with parents and families.

(5) Nutrition.

(6) Community health, pediatrics or social services resources for children and families.

(7) Planning child care, recreational, or educational programs and activities for children ages birth through fourteen years of age.

(8) Developmentally appropriate child guidance and classroom management.

(9) Administration of child care, educational, and recreational programs.

(10) Ethics and professionalism in child care.

(11) National child care standards as published by the American academy of pediatrics and American public health association and state licensing requirements.

(12) Other areas as determined by the department.

(H) A trainer in child development topics shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:

(1) Have a masters degree or higher in child development or related field.

(2) Have at least two years experience in the subject area of the training, and provide evidence of completion of a total of at least ninety quarter or sixty semester credit hours from an accredited university, college, or technical college with thirty-six quarter or twenty-four semester credit hours of child development, as defined in paragraph (G) of this rule.

(3) Have at least two years experience in the subject area of the training, and have a currently valid child development associate credential.

(4) Be a licensed physician or a registered nurse and have at least two years experience in the subject area of the training.

(I) Approved health and safety topics include:

(1) Car seat safety.

(2) Emergency planning and response.

(3) Immunizations.

(4) Use of a fire extinguisher.

(5) Safeguarding and childproofing the child care facility.

(6) Shaken baby syndrome.

(7) Special health care needs for children, such as;

(a) Asthma.

(b) Diabetes.

(c) Breathing treatments.

(8) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

(9) Standard precautions/universal precautions.

(10) Administration of medication safety.

(11) Handwashing.

(12) Other topics as determined by the director.

(J) A trainer in health and safety topics shall meet one of the following qualifications:

(1) Have a masters degree or higher in the subject area in which they are conducting training.

(2) Have at least two years experience in the subject area of training and provide evidence of currently valid certification or licensure in the subject area.

(3) Have at least two years experience in the subject area of training and provide verification of completion of at least thirty-six quarter hours or twenty-four semester hours from an accredited university, college, or technical college in the training area.

(4) A licensed physician or registered nurse and two years experience in the subject area.

(K) A trainer in child development or health and safety shall submit to the department, upon request, a detailed course outline of a training. This 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 develop the training.

(L) Resource persons who do not meet the trainer qualifications may be utilized during a training if accompanied and supervised by a trainer who meets the requirements of this rule.

(M) For training in child development topics, video, CD/DVD presentations, electronic media resource trainings, and online trainings approved by the department, may be used for a maximum of ten of the child care staff member's forty-five hours of training. This electronic media training shall be documented on the prescribed form. Attendance by child care staff members shall be documented by the center administrator. Electronic media training shall not be used for trainings in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease, or child abuse recognition/prevention unless approved by the department.

Effective: 12/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/09/2011 and 09/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011
Prior Effective Dates: 2/8/82, 9/1/86, 1/2/92 (Emer.), 4/1/92, 4/1/03, 1/1/07