18 CRR-NY 418-2.14NY-CRR
OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 18. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER C. SOCIAL SERVICES
ARTICLE 2. FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
PART 418. DAY CARE CENTERS
SUBPART 418-2. SMALL DAY CARE CENTERS
18 CRR-NY 418-2.14
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(a) Before the office issues an application for a small day care center registration, to a person or entity yet to hold a day care license or registration, the applicant must complete an office approved pre-application orientation session.
(b) Each applicant for, or individual in the position of provider, caregiver, or volunteer must complete office-approved training that complies with Federal minimum health and safety preservice or three-month orientation period requirements. This training must be obtained preservice or within three months of starting such position.
(1) Any caregiver or volunteer who has not completed this training must not be left unsupervised with children in care until such times as the training has been completed.
(c) Each staff person and volunteer must complete a minimum of 30 hours of training every 2 years. The required 30 hours of training every 2 years is subject to the following conditions:
(1) 15 of the required 30 hours of training must be obtained during the person's first 6 months at the program.
(2) A minimum of five hours of office-approved training must be obtained each year which addresses topics or subject matters set forth in subdivision (d) of this section.
(d) Training must address all topics or subject matters required by State and Federal law. The required State topics are:
(1) principles of childhood development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care;
(2) nutrition and health needs of infants and children;
(3) child care program development;
(4) safety and security procedures;
(5) business record maintenance and management;
(6) child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention;
(7) statutes and regulations pertaining to child care;
(8) statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment;
(9) education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome; and
(10) adverse childhood experiences, focused on understanding trauma and on nurturing resiliency.
(e) Training received before the application has been approved and the registration granted, may be counted towards the initial 15 hours required in paragraph (c)(1) of this section provided that such training was completed within 12 months of registration.
(f) After satisfying all the training requirements for a two-year period, an individual can carry over all training hours earned within the last 90 days of the two-year period, to count toward the training requirements for the next two-year period. Individuals must still obtain a minimum of five hours of training annually pursuant to paragraph (c)(2) of this sectiont.
(g) For the 30 hours of training that must be received every 2 years, any person who can demonstrate basic competency in a particular topic to the office may determine in which of the specified topics he or she needs further study. The office may also exempt any person from participating in training on a particular topic upon demonstration of substantially equivalent knowledge or experience related to that topic. All persons with such exemptions must still complete a minimum of 30 hours of training every 2 years, and a minimum of 5 hours of training each year pursuant to paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(h) The program must submit verification of completion of the training requirements to their program's designated registration office on forms provided by the office.
(i) All training that counts toward the required 30 hours must be approved by the Office of Children and Family Services as per office policies regarding training and trainers.
(j) Caregivers who will be responsible for administering medications must receive training pursuant to section 418-2.11(e) of this Part.
(k) All child care programs must have at least one staff person, who holds a valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, on the premise of the child care program during the program’s operating hours.
(l) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid certifications must be appropriate to the ages of the children in care. All certifications in CPR and first aid must contain an in-person competency component.
(m) The staff person who holds the valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid must have their certification available for review during their working hours at the program.
18 CRR-NY 418-2.14
Current through May 15, 2021
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