TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Pursuant to Bulletin 139, listed below are the 10 CCDF required topics for health and safety trainings for CCAP Providers including Type III Early Learning Sites, Family Child Care, and In-Home Providers:

  1. Prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunization).

  2. Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices.

  3. Administration of medication, consistent with standards for parental consent.

  4. Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions.

  5. 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.

  6. Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma.

  7. Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event.

  8. Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants.

  9. Precautions in transporting children (if applicable).

  10. First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.


Family Child Care and In-Home Providers must meet the training requirements of 12 clock hours of training annually that includes the topics listed above with the exception of administration of medication and CPR & First Aid.

  • Medication training is predicated on whether the provider is actually administering medication and has the written consent of the parent on file. If so, this training must be completed with a qualified health and safety professional, a child care health consultant, approved by DHH to provide training every two years.
  • CPR and First Aid are required at initial certification, midpoint and renewal, and are not counted toward the 12 hour requirement.

Training in these topics can be found below. Once the trainings in these topics have been completed, training is acceptable in job-related subject areas approved by the Department other than these topics.

All CCAP Family Child Care and In-Home Providers must complete

Pre-Service Orientation

prior to certification and 12 clock hours annually in the above topics. Pre-Service Orientation counts as 4 hours only one time. Training for these topics can be found below.

Act 81 (House Bill 175) provides that the Office of Public Health provide information and resources to the Department of Education (LDE) for all areas of training required for employees of early learning centers in promoting the health, safety, and welfare of children. It also requires that early learning center employees receive training on recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome.


Partners for Healthy Babies

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

SIDS Risk Reduction and Safe Sleep Campaign

Louisiana Child Care Health Consultant program

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Red Cross

American Heart Association

If you need assistance, you may contact your Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.