All Subsidy providers and staff who work with children are required to complete the free, online pre-service orientation training Prepare to Care and Pediatric CPR/First Aid training. Providers must complete both trainings before enrollment as a Subsidy provider can be approved. New staff may complete the training within the first three months of employment, but must be supervised by a certified staff member or provider until training is completed.
Providers can access the Prepare to Care training through the Department of Education's Digital Learning Network. *This is a new site and SOME courses from the old site will be moved beginning January 1st, 2021. Other courses will be updated and added throughout the month of January 2021. If you do not see your training listed, please check back throughout the month.
Additional training requirements are outlined below.
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.
In addition to Prepare to Care and Pediatric CPR/First Aid, License Exempt and Family In-Home providers are required to complete four clock hours of approved annual training. At least two clock hours of training must be a topic from the health and safety content identified below in CCDF Health and Safety Requirements.
Licensed Child Care providers are required to complete certain training requirements prior to becoming licensed as well as maintain 12 clock hours of training annually.
The following is a list of training requirements for licensed Child Care providers:
For full licensing requirements, please refer to Title 391--Children's Services Licensing.
All Child Care Subsidy providers and staff who work directly with children are required to complete training related to the following content areas: