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LARGE FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


Large Family Child Care Home Substitutes for the Operator
And
Large Family Child Care Home Substitutes for the Employee
Working 40 Hours or More a Month

A large family child care home must first have operated as a licensed family day care home for two consecutive years within five years of the date of the application to be licensed as a large family child care home. Additionally, the operator must have an active Staff Credential Verification Confirmation documented on the Training Transcript for at least one year prior to licensure.

Introductory Training




Prior to Licensure and Caring for Children

Complete 30 hours of mandated training by passage of a competency exam or educational exemption:

  • Family Child Care Home Rules and Regulations (6 hours)
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition (8 hours)
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (4 hours)
  • Child Growth and Development (6 hours)
  • Behavioral Observation and Screening (6 hours)

Additional Required Training Timeframes




Prior to Licensure and Caring for Children

Early Literacy

Complete 5 hours of literacy training through one of the following:

  • Early Literacy for Children Birth to Three (5 hours) online course
  • Emergent Literacy for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Instructors (5 hours) online course
  • One of the department’s approved literacy training courses
  • One college level early literacy course (for credit or non-credit) if taken within the last five years




Prior to Licensure and Caring for Children

Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid

All substitutes, regardless of how many hours they work, must maintain an active certificate of course completion for pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures and first aid training at all times. CPR courses must include an on-site instructor-based skills assessment that shall be documented by the certified CPR instructor.





Prior to Licensure and Caring for Children

Universal Precautions/Exposure Plan

All child care personnel are required to be educated on the program’s Exposure Plan regarding universal safety precautions prior to beginning work and annually thereafter.




Within First 30 Days of Employment and Prior to Caring for Children

Fire Extinguisher Training

All child care personnel must complete training in the use and operation of a fire extinguisher.

Safe Sleep/Shaken Baby Syndrome Training

Child care personnel, who work in a home that offers care to infants must complete one of the following:

  • DCF Health, Safety and Nutrition (8 hours) OR
  • DCF Safe Sleep Practices for Child Care (1 hour) OR
  • Early Learning Florida’s Safe Sleep Practices (1 hour)



Prior to Administration of Medication

Medication Administration

Prior to administering medication to children, child care personnel responsible for administering medication must complete training on proper medication administration procedures.



Large Family Child Care Home Substitutes for the Employee
Working Less than 40 Hours per Month

Introductory Training



Prior Caring for Children

Complete the following training by passage of a competency exam prior to caring for children

  • Family Child Care Home Rules and Regulations (6 hours)

Additional Required Training Timeframes



Prior to Caring for Children

Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid

All substitutes, regardless of how many hours they work, must maintain an active certificate of course completion for pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures and first aid training at all times. CPR courses must include an on-site instructor-based skills assessment that shall be documented by the certified CPR instructor.





Prior to Caring for Children

Universal Precautions/Exposure Plan

All child care personnel are required to be educated on the program’s Exposure Plan regarding universal safety precautions prior to beginning work and annually thereafter.





Within First 30 Days of Employment

Fire Extinguisher Training

All child care personnel must complete training in the use and operation of a fire extinguisher.

Safe Sleep/Shaken Baby Syndrome Training

Child care personnel, who work in a home that offers care to infants must complete one of the following:

  • DCF Health, Safety and Nutrition (8 hours) OR
  • DCF Safe Sleep Practices for Child Care (1 hour) OR
  • Early Learning Florida’s Safe Sleep Practices (1 hour)




Prior to Administration of Medication

Medication Administration

Prior to administering medication to children, child care personnel responsible for administering medication must complete training on proper medication administration procedures.


 

Annual In-Service Training

During Licensure Year

Substitutes for a large family child care home are not required to complete annual in-service training.