Staff who provide direct care to children include, but are not limited to, lead teachers, assistant teachers, substitutes, family child care helpers, staff involved with transportation, etc.
Staff who do not provide direct care could include assistant directors, cooks, administrative staff, or maintenance and housekeeping staff; however, if any of these employees provide direct care to children at any time, they must obtain first aid and CPR training prior to providing care.
New staff members hired on or after October 1, 2016 must obtain the Health & Safety Orientation and CPR/First aid training within 90 days of employment.
Staff that were hired before October 1, 2016 must complete the Health & Safety Orientation training and CPR and First Aid training (if not currently certified) by December 29, 2016.
The new Health & Safety Orientation training: does not replace the initial staff orientation or first year training topics (“basic 6”), which are still required by the rules; only has to be completed one time (does not have to be renewed); can be used toward meeting the requirement for annual training hours.
CCLC Directors and FCCLH Providers must have first aid and CPR training prior to employment or becoming licensed.