Co-Providers and Adult Caregivers - Definitions & Training Requirements

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CO-PROVIDER – A co-provider is a licensed provider, over the age of 18, whose name is on the license and can be left alone with the children.

Requirements to become a co-provider:    

  • Attend an Information and an Orientation session.
  • Submit a background study.
  • Submit a physician’s statement.
  • Sign a Chemical Substance Abuse form. 
  • Complete and submit all other forms & documents provided by the licensing agency.

Initial Training Required:

  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid training
  • SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) training before caring for infants
  • AHT (Abusive Head Trauma) before caring for children under school-age
  • Supervising for Safety training
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance training
  • Child Restraint Systems training (C.A.R.S), if transporting children under the age of 9
  • Receive training from the provider on their Emergency Preparedness Plan

On-going Training Required:    (Must complete 16 hours of on-going training annually)

  • CPR and First Aid – Repeat every 2 years  
  • SUID/AHT – Repeat every 2 years 
  • SUID/AHT Videos – View during the off year between the SUID/AHT training  
  • Active Supervision – Repeat annually 
  • Health & Safety I - Repeat every 5 years
  • Health & Safety II - Repeat every 5 years
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance – Repeat annually  
  • Child Restraint Systems training (C.A.R.S) – Repeat every 5 years
  • Review & initial Emergency Preparedness Plan - Repeat annually
  • Other training to fulfill 16 hours of training

 

ADULT CAREGIVERS –An adult caregiver is an assistant, over the age of 18, who works with the licensed provider for  more than 30 days in a 12 month period but is not left alone with the children.

Requirements to become an adult caregiver:

  • Attend an Orientation session.
  • Submit a background study
  • Submit a physician’s statement, signed by a medical doctor. (M.D.)
  • Sign a Chemical Substance Abuse form. 
  • Complete and submit all other forms & documents provided by the licensing agency.

Initial Training Required:

  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid training (not required but strongly recommended.)
  • SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) training before caring for infants
  • AHT (Abusive Head Trauma) before caring for children under school-age.
  • Supervising for Safety training.
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance training.
  • Child Restraint Systems training (C.A.R.S) if transporting children under the age of 9
  • Receive training from the provider on their Emergency Preparedness Plan

On-going Training Required:   (Must complete 16 hours of on-going training annually)

  • CPR and First Aid – Repeat every 2 years  
  • SUID/AHT – Repeat every 2 years 
  • SUID/AHT Videos – View during the off year between the SUID/AHT training  
  • Active Supervision – Repeat annually
  • Health & Safety I - Repeat every 5 years
  • Health & Safety II - Repeat every 5 years
  • Child Growth and Development/Behavior Guidance – Repeat annually  
  • Child Restraint Systems training (C.A.R.S) – Repeat every 5 years
  • Review & initial Emergency Preparedness Plan - Repeat annually
  • Other training to fulfill 16 hours of training