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Included below is a list of trainings developed by the NC Resource Center and partner agencies. Contact a Child Care Health Consultant or an active trainer to find a training. CCHCs can provide training and/or technical assistance on any of the topics listed below and on the topics included in the CCHC Competencies.

Trainee Agreement and Training Recommendations

Required Trainings

These trainings are required for early educators and were developed by the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center. More information can be found on the Training and Professional Development section of the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) website.

1. Medication in Child Care is a 2 contact hour training.

This training is available in-person through a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) or online through the Division of Child Development and Early Education’s Moodle website and is required by the Child Care and Development Fund grant.

Participants learn about NC Child Care Rules and best practices addressing medication administration in child care. Topics covered include:

  • Reasons medications are given in child care
  • Types of medication typically given in child care
  • Procedures for receiving, storing, documenting, and disposing of medication
  • The six rights of medication administration
  • Common medication errors and rule violations, how to prevent them from happening, and how to document errors if they occur.

 

2. Medication Administration Skills is a 2-2.5 contact hour training.

In addition to Medication in Child Care, anyone administering medication in child care should take an in-person training from a CCHC specific to the type of medication being given. 

 

3. Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Each is a 2 contact hour training.

To prepare to care for a child with special health care needs that requires emergency or other medication contact a CCHC for specialized training. This includes training on the condition, how to recognize an emergency situation, and how to respond to an emergency, including administration of emergency medications.

  • Allergies, covering administration of epinephrine auto-injector
  • Asthma, covering administration of inhalers and nebulizers
  • Diabetes, covering administration of insulin and glucagon
  • Seizures, covering administration of diazepam

 

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CCDF Health and Safety trainings are 1 contact hour per topic trainings.

Trainings can be take in-person by contacting a local CCHC or on-line through the DCDEE’s Moodle website. Search CCDF – Health and Safety in Child Care.

Topics include:

  1. Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunization
  2. Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
  3. Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic
  4. Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event
  5. Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of biocontaminants
  6. Precautions in transporting children, if applicable
  7. Prevention of shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, and child maltreatment
  8. Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices

The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), is a federal grant that provides funding to North Carolina to improve the quality and accessibility of child care by requiring the establishment of health and safety standards for licensed child care. North Carolina adopted new health and safety training rules in September 2016 to meet this requirement.

These rules require all early educators who have direct responsibility for the care and oversight of children including center administrators and family child care home operators to complete both pre-service and ongoing training.

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 NC Child Care Rules 10A NCAC 09

.1102 Health and Safety Training Requirements
(a) Child care administrators and staff members shall complete health and safety training within one year of employment, unless the staff member has completed the training within the year prior to beginning employment.

.1103 On-Going Training Requirements
(b) Health and safety training shall be completed as part of on-going training so that every five years, all of the topic areas set forth in 10A NCAC 09 .1102(b) will have been covered.

Child care providers should download a Training Record to track activity.

For more information: U.S. Office for Child Care, Required Health and Safety Training Requirements

EPR in Child Care is a 2.5 contact hour training.

The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) in Child Care training provides early educators with information and tools to prepare for many types of emergencies. The EPR in Child Care Training addresses NC Child Care Rules on emergency preparedness, current best practice recommendations, and guidance on completing the online EPR Plan. The EPR Plan template is on the North Carolina Emergency Management website.


NC Child Care Rules 10A NCAC 09 .0607 (centers) and .1714 (family child care homes)

(b) Child care centers shall have one person on staff who has completed the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training.

(b) Within one year of the effective date of a new license, the operator of a new family child care home shall have completed the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training.

(c) Upon completion of the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training, the trained staff shall develop the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

(c) Upon completion of the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training, the operator shall develop the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

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If you need assistance with your NCID or with filing or accessing your online EPR Plan, contact DCDEE: dcdee.inservice.training@dhhs.nc.gov

ITS-SIDS is a 2 contact hour training.

The Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) training prepares caregivers to set up safe sleep environments and follow safe sleep practices that may reduce the risk of injury and death from SIDS deaths and other sleep related infant deaths.

NC Child Care Rules 10A NCAC 09

Centers
.1102(f) In centers that are licensed to care for infants, the child care administrator and any child care provider scheduled to work in the infant room shall complete ITS-SIDS training. ITS-SIDS training must be completed within two months of an individual assuming responsibilities in the infant room and child care administrators within 90 days of employment. The training must be repeated every three years.

Family Child Care Homes
.1702 (3) a copy of documentation of completion of ITS-SIDS training within 12 months prior to applying for a license, if requesting a license to care for infants ages 12 months and younger
.1703 (4) Renew ITS-SIDS training every three years from the completion of previous ITS-SIDS training

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Recommended Trainings

These health and safety trainings were developed by the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center.

CCHCs can provide technical assistance on this topic. The technical assistance includes information on making the child care environment more inclusive for children and adults with physical access, functional, and special health care needs.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 contact hour minimum training.

This training includes information on allergies, anaphylaxis, and emergency treatment in child care. This training provides an overview of common allergens, reducing the risk of exposure to allergens, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of severe allergic reactions.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 contact hour minimum training.

This training covers asthma and emergency treatment in child care. Participants will learn about asthma, common asthma triggers and environmental control measures, to recognize signs and symptoms of asthma, how to treat, using Medical Action Plan for Asthma and become familiar with proper storage and use of asthma medication.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 1 contact hour minimum training.

This training covers the requirements of OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard and how it applies to child care. Participants will learn about bloodborne pathogens and how they are spread. They will be taught how to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens at work and what to do if they are exposed at work. For more information, review the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Child Care.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 contact hour minimum training.

This training includes information to become more familiar with the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment and know when and how to report concerns of maltreatment. In addition, this training reviews the impact of compassion fatigue and resilience on early educators and the children and families they serve.

This training would meet the “every 5 years thereafter” topic requirement for the recognizing and reporting child abuse, child neglect, and child maltreatment health and safety training. However, it does not replace the Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment training that is required within 90 days of employment that is referenced in 1102(g) and 1703(a)(5) in NC Child Care Rules.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 hour minimum training.

This training includes information on supporting children with diabetes in child care. The training covers routine care of Type 1 Diabetes, how to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of high and low blood glucose, and how to provide first aid for emergency situations.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 hour minimum training.

This training includes information on supporting children with enteral feeding, or G-tubes in child care. The training covers different types of feeding tubes, daily routine care, safe inclusion of a child with a feeding tube, and how to recognize and respond in emergency situations.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 contact hour minimum training.

This training includes information related to developmental milestones including typical/atypical development for infants and toddlers. It also highlights community resources available to support children, families, and early childhood educators related to development and how to collaborate with those partners.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a .5 contact hour minimum training.

This training includes information on providing care for CSHCN. Information includes working with care teams for CSHCN and handling medical emergencies at the child care facility.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 2 contact hour minimum training.

This training includes information supporting children with seizures in child care. This training addresses triggers, strategies for including a child with seizures in early care and education, and seizure first aid.

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 3.5-4 contact hour training that can be delivered together or divided into separate training modules.

This training includes information on all or a selection of the following topics:

  1. Handwashing
  2. Diapering
  3. Toileting
  4. Sanitation
  5. Food preparation and service

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This CCHC provided training is designed as a 1 contact hour minimum training model.

The goal for this training is to provide guidance on reducing the risk of unintentional injury in a child care classroom. Training resources provide an overview of the risks associated with falls, suffocation, poisoning, burns and scalds, cuts, bites, and stings, among others. Also included is guidance on how to recognize when medical treatment is needed and the process for documenting and reporting injuries to DCDEE.

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Trainings developed by partner agencies

This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Asthma Education Curriculum for Childcare Providers for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Be Active Kids for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Breast-Feeding Friendly Child Care (BFCC) for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Child Care Toothbrushing in Classrooms for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit GO NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit CGBI: Resources- Lactation and Infant Feeding in Emergencies – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Playground Safety for more information.

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This training was developed by a partner agency. Please visit Toxic Free Childcare Training for more information.

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