|Action||Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements|
|Comment Period||Ends 5/12/2021|
22VAC40-185-245 Ongoing Training
A. Staff shall complete annually a minimum of 16 hours of training appropriate to the age of the child in care.
There are many requirements for training including, but not limited to the VDSS sponsored 10-hour training course, CPR, First Aid, Daily Health Observation, Food Handler’s certification, recognizing suspected child abuse and neglect, in addition to in-house staff policies, procedures, and so forth. Are these trainings part of the 16-hour requirement? Or are they in addition to? Or are they partially credited towards the annual 16-hour training requirement? Clarification would be quite helpful. Perhaps a breakdown of the requirements would be helpfull.
VDOE requires 16-hours of annual training appropriate to the age of the child.VDSS orientation may be credited once in the initial year of employment 5 hours will apply towards the annual 16 hours. VDOE requires the mandated reporters training where 1 hour will be applied towards the 16-hour requirement. This training may occur once every 3 years. CPR and First Aid training is required and may be executed annually where 4 hours is credited towards the 16-hour requirement. In house procedures and policies are completed annually during the staff orientation period for a maximum of 3 hours.
So, with this scenario the teacher completed;
VDSS orientation- 5 hours (required annually)
VDOE mandated reporters- 1 hour (only required every 3 years)
CPR & First Aid-4 hours
Program policies & procedures orientation- 3 hours
The total training time- 13 hours
The remaining 3 hours can be from other sources,
books, courses, presentations,
Is that the intention of the training requirements? I believe they need to be clearly established, so that the proper training can be obtained in a timely manner.