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Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.

South Dakota Early Childhood Enrichment

Orientation to Childcare

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 included changes that have impacted South Dakota families and child care providers.  As part of the law, child care providers need to complete orientation training related to specific health and safety training topics. Newly hired child care staff or newly registered family child care providers will need to complete orientation training within 90 days of hire or registration date. Early Childhood Connections is committed to supporting providers in meeting this requirement by offering information regarding the Orientation requirements as well as resources to assist you in accessing orientation training.  We all want to make children’s health and safety a priority in South Dakota.  Together, we can work to make that happen. Many Orientation topics (1 through 11 below) are available online 24/7 through on-demand courses. For help with online Orientation classes and transcripts for topics 1 through 10, contact the Family Resource Network at 605-688-5730. Topic 11, Child Abuse, can be taken through the DSS website. Basic First Aid and CPR training are available through ECC. See our Professional Development Catalog for scheduling.
Online Courses for Topics 1-10

Orientation Topic Areas:

The following topic areas are required for Orientation Training: 1. Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases 2. Safe Sleep Practices & Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 3. Administration of Medications in Childcare 4. Preventing & Responding to Emergencies Due to Food & Allergic Reactions 5. Providing a Safe Environment in Childcare 6. Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome & Abusive Head Trauma 7. Emergency Preparedness & Planning for Childcare Programs 8. Handling & Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Disposal of Biocontaminates 9. Appropriate Precautions for Transporting Children 10. Child Development 11. Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect 12. Basic First Aid for Childcare Providers 13. CPR Certification
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© Early Childhood Connections 2020
Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.

South Dakota Early

Childhood Enrichment

Orientation to Childcare

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 included changes that have impacted South Dakota families and child care providers.  As part of the law, child care providers need to complete orientation training related to specific health and safety training topics. Newly hired child care staff or newly registered family child care providers will need to complete orientation training within 90 days of hire or registration date. Early Childhood Connections is committed to supporting providers in meeting this requirement by offering information regarding the Orientation requirements as well as resources to assist you in accessing orientation training.  We all want to make children’s health and safety a priority in South Dakota.  Together, we can work to make that happen. Many Orientation topics (1 through 11 below) are available online 24/7 through on-demand courses. For help with online Orientation classes and transcripts for topics 1 through 10, contact the Family Resource Network at 605-688-5730. Topic 11, Child Abuse, can be taken through the DSS website. Basic First Aid and CPR training are available through ECC. See our Professional Development Catalog for scheduling.
Online Courses for Topics 1-10

Orientation Topic Areas:

The following topic areas are required for Orientation Training: 1. Prevention & Control of Infectious Diseases 2. Safe Sleep Practices & Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 3. Administration of Medications in Childcare 4. Preventing & Responding to Emergencies Due to Food & Allergic Reactions 5. Providing a Safe Environment in Childcare 6. Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome & Abusive Head Trauma 7. Emergency Preparedness & Planning for Childcare Programs 8. Handling & Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Disposal of Biocontaminates 9. Appropriate Precautions for Transporting Children 10. Child Development 11. Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect 12. Basic First Aid for Childcare Providers 13. CPR Certification