Vermont Child Care Regulations Required Orientation Training - Employer Option

28 August 2018

Child Care Licensing Regulations Center Based Child Care and Preschool Programs (CBCCPP) rule 7.1.3, Family Child Care Home (FCCH) rule 7.1.3, and/or Afterschool Child Care Programs (ASP) rule 5.31 require an orientation to all individuals working with children. Employers have two options to ensure staff attend the orientation. The first option is to have staff take the online orientation, information on that training is available on the Division’s website: http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/professional-development/requirements.

The second option is the employer may provide an orientation. This option provides the employee with 2.5 hours of professional development (due to the on-line Child Abuse and Neglect Mandatory Reporting training) which counts towards the annual requirement.  With this option, the program may provide their own orientation, and have it meet the requirement in the licensing rule that says "as approved by" the Division, if it meets the following criteria in a document/file on-site or is accessible electronically: 

  1. Describes the program's orientation process which includes:
  • The process in which CBCCPP/FCCH rule 7.1.3 and ASP rule 5.31 bulleted items are covered,
  • How a supervisor assesses that staff have demonstrated learning,
  • The process for staff learning the program's specific policies and procedures, and
  • Where documentation of materials and resources used within the orientation is stored and/or maintained (these materials and resources may be stored and maintained off-site if they are able to be made available within 48 hours to CDD staff upon request); and
  1. Uses a checklist verifying that all CBCCPP/FCCH rule 7.1.3 and ASP rule 5.31 bulleted items are covered in the orientation with documentation of the resources and materials used with each corresponding item. The checklist is required to be signed and dated by staff attesting to having:
  • Completed the orientation,
  • Reviewed the program's policies and procedures, and
  • Had opportunities to ask questions.

The checklist is also required to be signed and dated by the supervisor attesting that the staff member has:

  • Completed the orientation,
  • Completed the on-line Child Abuse and Neglect Mandatory Reporting training (as documented in the staff's BFIS Quality and Credential account),
  • Reviewed the program's policies and procedures, and
  • Has demonstrated learning.

 

Please Note: Employees do not need to repeat the on-line Child Abuse and Neglect Mandatory Reporting training if they change employers.

Vermont Child Care Regulations Orientation Template

The Vermont Child Care Regulations Orientation Template provides a framework for the documentation required to be maintained on file.