TRAINING REQUIREMENTS for Family Child Care Providers
Effective July 1, 2014, there are new and increased training requirements for licensed family child care providers.
Pre-Service Training Requirements (for new applicants)
Family child care applicants with a license effective date on or after July 1, 2014, must meet these training requirements before a license will be issued:
• Child Growth & Development / Behavior Guidance (4 hours)
• Supervising for Safety (6 hours)
• Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)
• Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)
• First Aid
• Child Passenger Restraint (if going to transport children)
In-Service Training Requirements (for licensed providers)
Family child care providers that are licensed before July 1, 2014, will begin completing the new training requirements on July 1, 2014.
County licensors will begin monitoring for increased training requirements on July 1, 2015. A total of 16 hours of in-service training is required annually.
The following required areas of training count toward the total of 16 required hours:
• Child Growth & Development / Behavior Guidance (required annually)
• Supervising for Safety (2 hours required annually)
• SUID (required annually, with a video/online option allowed in the alternate year)
• AHT (required annually)
• First Aid (required every two years)
• CPR (required every two years)
• Child Passenger Restraint (required every five years for those who transport children)
For specific training requirements for your license renewal date, please go to: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/dhs16_181639.pdf