NEW: Recently the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division sent out an e-mail to clarify the training requirements for providers receiving child care subsidy. Child care providers receiving subsidy payments must complete health and safety training that is required by the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) (federal law - Public Law 113-116 and Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 98). CCDF are the funds received by the state to support the child care subsidy program for low income families.
Based on feedback regarding the required trainings, the Children's Division has made the following changes to the training requirements that are to be met by June 30, 2017.
Revised List of Training Topics
Some of the required training topics on the notice previously sent have been removed. A few of the remaining topics have been slightly reworded. The revised list of training topics is as follows:
- First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Safe Sleeping
- Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma
- Emergency Disaster and Response
- Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Reporting
- Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, including Immunizations
- Administration of Medication, Consistent with Standards for Parental Consent
- Prevention and Response to Food Allergy Emergencies
- Building and Physical Premises Safety, including Identification of and Protection from Hazards that can Cause Bodily Injury
- Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Appropriate Disposal of Bio-contaminants
- Transportation of Children
Each program is required to fill out Form CD-239 “Training Attestation” to verify the completion of these training topics. New attestation forms were provided to licensed, license-exempt School Based, and license-exempt Other child care.
- Licensed programs (Including Licensed Centers, Licensed Group Homes, and Licensed Family Child Care Homes) Should use this form: Click Here
- License Exempt – School Based Programs (child care programs operating in a school setting): Click Here
- License Exempt – Other (FOL/Registered Family Child Care Programs Serving “Four or Less” children, RICS, Graded boarding schools, summer camps, hospitals, a facility operated in connection with a business establishment as a convenience for its customers or employees for not more than 4 hours per day): Click Here
For Frequently Asked Questions about the training requirements, who is required to take the classes, deadlines, and how this may apply to your program: Click Here.