Oregon Oregon

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Staff Training

(1) All new staff shall receive an orientation within the first two weeks of employment. Orientation shall ensure that staff are familiar with the contents of the orientation, as described below, and shall include, but is not limited to:

(a) Individual responsibilities in the event:

(A) The building must be evacuated (e.g., fire);

(B) An emergency requires staff and children to remain inside under unusual circumstances (e.g., power outage, environmental hazard); or

(C) A child or staff is injured or becomes ill;


(b) These requirements (OAR 414-300-0000 through 414-300-0410);

(c) The center policies, as required in OAR 414-300-0030; and

(d) Procedures for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect.

(2) The operator shall have documentation for each staff person of the date and type of orientation received and the person providing the orientation.

(3) Within the first 90 days of employment, all staff who function as teachers and count in staff/child ratios, with the exception of substitute teachers, shall:

(a) Complete training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect or have documentation of having completed such training; and

(b) Complete first aid and CPR training or have current certification in first aid and CPR on file. First aid and CPR training must be kept current during employment at the center. First aid training shall include the following components: bleeding; burns; poisoning; choking; injuries; shock; seizures; sprains and breaks; dental emergencies; and head injuries.

(4) Key people in food preparation must have food handler certification, pursuant to ORS 624.570, within 30 days of employment or have current certification on file. Food handler's training must be kept current during employment at the center. Key people include cooks, kitchen staff who handle food, and classroom staff who serve meals from a communal source.

(5) The director, head teacher, and all teachers shall participate yearly in at least 15 clock hours of training or education related to child care, of which at least eight clock hours shall be in child development or early childhood education:


(a) A head teacher whose qualifications for the position are based solely on work experience shall emphasize training in child development and early childhood education for the first two years of employment;

(b) Training may include correspondence courses, conferences, workshops, or audiovisual programs.

(c) A planned reading program of professional materials may count for up to 6 hours of the fifteen clock hours of training and must include a written assessment of reading materials completed by each participating staff person.

(d) The center shall record each person's training showing the subject matter, the date completed, and the number of clock hours of training in each certification year.

(6) During the first year of employment, a staff person may count orientation, first aid and CPR, food handler's training, if applicable, and child abuse and neglect training as part of the 15 clock hours of training.

(7) During subsequent years of employment, a staff person may count 5 hours of first aid and CPR training or food handler's training as part of the 15 clock hours of training.

(8) Staff meetings shall not count as training


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