(1)All staff shall receive an orientation within the first two weeks of employment and before they can have unsupervised access to children. 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 requiring 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 (Applicability of Rules) through 414-300-0415 (Civil Penalty));
(c)The center policies, as required in OAR 414-300-0030 (General Requirements); 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 shall complete first aid and Infant and Child CPR training or have current certification in first aid and Infant and Child CPR on file. First aid and Infant and Child 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. CPR training must have practical hands-on instruction. CPR courses that involve an on-line component with hands-on instruction may be accepted. Strictly on-line CPR training is not acceptable.
(4)Key people in food preparation must have food handler certification, pursuant to ORS 624.570 (Food handler training requirement), 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. The annual 15 clock hours of training or education must include OCC approved health and safety training curriculum. If an individual has worked in the facility less than a year, the training requirements will be prorated as follows: At least 1.25 clock hours for each month worked in the current license period.
(a)The following core knowledge categories are accepted for the child development and early childhood education requirement: Diversity (D), Family and Community Systems (FCS), Human Growth and Development (HGD), Health Safety and Nutrition (HSN), Learning Environments and Curriculum (LEC), Observation and Assessment (OA), Special Needs (SN), and Understanding and Guiding Behavior (UGB).
(b)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;
(c)Training may include correspondence courses, conferences, workshops, or audiovisual programs.
(d)An approved planned reading program of professional materials may count for up to six hours of the 15 clock hours of training and must include a written assessment of reading materials completed by each participating staff person.
(e)OCC will accept duplicate training one additional time if it is a Set 2 (intermediate) or Set 3 (advanced) training or above as described by the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education; and it is not taken within the same license period.
(f)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 up to two hours of orientation and their most recent training in 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 required in OAR 414-300-0120 (Staff Training)(5), but may not use these toward the eight hours required in child development or early childhood education.
(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. Duplicate training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect can be accepted again after three years, and every three years thereafter towards the 15 clock hours of staff training required for licensing.
(8)Staff meetings shall not count as training.
(9)All staff, with the exception of Aide I’s, who count in staff to child ratios must complete OCC approved training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect, and health and safety training, prior to having unsupervised access to children and functioning in their position. Aide I’s must complete the training within the first 30 days of employment.
(10)All infant caregivers, with the exception of Aide I’s, must complete OCC approved training on safe sleep, prior to having unsupervised access to children and functioning in their position. Aide I’s must complete the training within the first 30 days of employment.
Rule 414-300-0120 — Staff Training,