NEW Health and Safety Pre-Service Course

SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals 

On November 19, 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law. The law reauthorized the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for the first time in 18 years and made expansive changes to protect the health and safety of children in child care, promote continuity of access to subsidies for low-income families, better inform parents and the general public about the child care choices available to them, and improve the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. As part of the new law, the State must have both pre-service (during an orientation period) and ongoing minimum health and safety training requirements in place for child care providers who serve children receiving CCDF assistance, the training must cover the following topics: 

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases 
  • SIDS and the use of safe sleep practices 
  • Administration of medication 
  • Prevention of and response to food allergies 
  • Building and physical premises safety 
  • Prevention of shaken baby syndrome & abusive head trauma 
  • Emergency preparedness & response planning 
  • Storage of hazardous materials & bio-contaminants 
  • Precautions in transporting children 
  • First-aid and CPR
  • Nutrition and physical activity

Click here to register for this FREE training.