All child care personnel are required to attend the six-hour state mandated orientation training within the first 90 days of hire. The workshop includes: Health, Safety and Sanitation; Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
Licensing requires that a staff person currently certified in First Aid and CPR be on site at all times. The Early Childhood Center requires that a staff person in every classroom be trained in both First Aid and CPR.
The Early Childhood Center recognizes and applauds each staff member for continuing efforts to increase his/her knowledge about quality child care practices.
All child care employees are required by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to complete a minimum of 15 hours of training approved by the Cabinet for Families and Children every 12 months to remain employed at The Early Childhood Center. With the help of the Lead Teacher, staff choose workshops that best fit their needs to increase the skills needed to provide the highest quality of care. In addition to training required for accreditation, the Early Childhood Center may also require that staff attend workshops, presentations, speeches or other types of training if the Director feels the topic would improve the quality of care offered at the Early Childhood Center.