Change in First Aid and CPR requirements for Child Care Staff

31 July 2019

In compliance with the federal Child Care Development Block Grant, the Department for Children and Families (DCF), Child Development Division (CDD) has issued a administrative memo outlining required changes to its regulations related to pediatric first aid and infant and child CPR. To summarize, the federal block grant requires:

  • Child care program staff shall now obtain training to pediatric first aid and infant and child CPR within three months (instead of six months) of beginning work in the respective program (e.g. CBCCPP, FCCH, or ASP) and remain currently certified.
  • For registered FCCHs, this requirement now applies to to all FCCH staff, including substitutes, assistants, aides, trainees (before only one adult present had to be trained and certified).

To support you and/or staff with complying, CDD has been and will continue working to increase the offerings of these trainings with Northern Lights at CCV to meet the demand.

These new requirements are effective September 30, 2019. Please call the licensor on duty line at 1-800-649-2642 (option 3) with any questions.

Here are is the announcement from Ken Schatz, Commissioner and the administrative memo:

Thank you for all the work you do supporting early childhood learning and maintaining safe child care in Vermont.