Child Care Training and Development

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​​CCDF Health and Safety Requirements
Due to changes with the federal reauthorization made to the Child Care and Development Block Grant, all Child Care Subsidy providers and staff who work directly with children be required to complete training related to the following content areas:

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunizations)
  • Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices
  • Administration of medication
  • Prevention and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reaction
  • Building and physical premises safety
  • Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials
  • Appropriate precautions in transporting children (if appropriate)
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Recognition and reporting child abuse and neglect

Current Child Care Subsidy providers and staff will be required to complete Pediatric First Aid/CPR no later than March 31, 2019. 
New Child Care Subsidy providers will be required to complete Pediatric First Aid/CPR within 60 days of entering into a Child Care Subsidy Provider Agreement with the Department.
Additional information will be available February 2019 regarding the remaining health and safety requirements for the Nebraska Health and Safety Pre-Service Orientation Training. This will be offered online and is required for all Child Care Subsidy providers and staff.

Licensed Child Care providers are required to complete certain training requirements prior to becoming licensed as well as maintaining 12 clock hours of training annually.

The following is a list of training requirements for licensed Child Care providers:

  • Two-hour orientation training provided by the Department
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
  • First Aid training
  • Safety training to include: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), safe sleep, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse/neglect and reporting
  • Business Management Training module for family child care homes developed by the Early Childhood Training Center (ECTC)
  • Nebraska's Early Learning Guidelines Training
  • Annual training must include but is not limited to the following topics: safe environments, healthy environments, learning environments, physical development, cognitive learning, communication, creative learning, self-esteem, social development, guidance, family relationships, program management and professionalism.

Providers can contact the Nebraska Early Childhood Training Center to find out more about upcoming trainings, information and medial materials related to children, technical assistance, Regional Early Learning Connection Partnerships and much more.