Health & Safety Training for Childcare Providers American Heart Association (AHA) Emergency Medical Service Authority (EMSA) Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE)

Currently, California Law (e.g., California Health and Safety Code, Section 1596.866) requires providers in child care centers and family childcare homes to complete 16 hours of training about health and safety that you are welcome to sign up through our great, excellent and accessible courses at our different locations in Southern California (SoCal) – in the cities of Palm Desert, Redlands, Riverside, and Lake Forest near most of the SoCal counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles!

All of our program instructors are in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 1.1, Training for Child Care Providers, Section 100000.18, 100000.24, and 100000.27, with all of our copies of all certification cards and documentation of required program instructor education and requirements kept on file and available by the Emergency Service Authority (EMSA).

  • Section 100000.21 – Director Requirements and Duties (Qualified by Education and Experience in Methods, Materials, and Evaluation of Instruction):
    • Administering the program
    • Approving course content
    • Approving all written and skills exams
    • Coordinating all instructional activities
    • Approving and monitoring instructor training
    • Approving and monitoring all instructors and affiliate program directors
    • Notifying affiliate programs, in writing of all changes in curriculum, regulations and policies issued by EMSA
    • Assuring compliance with regulations
  • Section 100000.24 – Instructor Training Requirements:
  • Section 100000.25 – Instructor Training Course Requirements (Train-the-Trainer Curriculum:
    • Adult teaching methods
    • Teaching presentation and student assessment
    • Information provided on child development impact and issues
    • Topics and Skills in Section 100000.30b
    • Assurance that the curriculum includes information on cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Assurance that child care context is part of all content areas in the curriculum
    • Information provided regarding knowledge of child care
    • Information provided regarding child care statues and regulations
  • Section 100000.26 – Evaluation of Instructor Competence (List of Methods Used)
    • Demonstration of mastery in all curriculum areas
    • Essential knowledge and skills assessment
    • Use of problem solving scenarios as teaching tools
  • Section 100000.27 – Instructor Certification/Authorization Requirements
    • Copy of instruction certificate card
    • Evaluation tool for instructors
    • Copy of instructor recertification cards
  • Section 100000.28 – Instructor Monitoring
    • Student evaluations and direct observation of Provider training
    • Agreement of Understanding with each instructor to ensure instruction utilizing EMSA-approved curriculum

The Health & Safety Training for Childcare Providers includes 16 hours of Pediatric First Aid, Infant/Child/Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Preventive Health Practices. The Preventive Health Practices in your course at PDRE includes all information about infectious disease (as well as their immunizations if applicable), preventing childhood injuries, caring for children with special needs, identification and reporting of child abuse. In addition, staring January 1, 2016, an additional hour of training in Preventative Health Practices will be required that tallies up the required hours of training and education for childcare providers to 16 hours total. (Note: “Hybrid” or online trainings are not acceptable by the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing).

  • Section 100000.30 –Prevention of Infectious Disease
    • Standard (Universal) Precautions –AHA Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA-approved)
      • Sanitation
      • Hand washing
      • Use of gloves
    • Diapering
      • Diaper-changing steps for childcare settings
        • Safe and Healthy Diapering to reduce the spread of germs
        • Prepare, clean child, remove trash, replace diaper, wash child’s hands, clean up, and wash your hands
      • Childhood immunizations (age and type requirements)
        • Diphtheria, Tetanus, or Pertussis (whooping cough) DTaP vaccine; Polio vaccine; Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR, exanthema virus) vaccines; Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine; Varicella vaccine; and Meningococcal vaccine
      • Maintenance of child health records and forms in child care settings; process for review of medical information, including medication administration, allergies, immunizations, and health insurance
    • Section 100000.30 – Infectious Disease Policies
      • Notices for exposure to disease
        • Exposure Notices for School and Childcare
        • Disease that should be reported to local health agencies and to the child care facility children’s parents
        • Communicable Diseases: Exposure Notice Exclusion Table
      • Guidelines for the exclusion/inclusion of sick children
        • Communicable Disease Guideline Chart for Child Care Centers
      • Guidelines for managing mildly ill children
        • California Code of Regulations Currentness _Title 22. Social Security _Division 12. Child Care Facility Licensing Regulations _Chapter 1. Child Care Center General Licensing Requirements _Subchapter 4. Child Care Center for Mildly Ill Children Article 1. General Requirements and Definitions
      • Guidelines for staff health regarding potential risk of infectious disease including cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
        • Workplace Safety – Infection Control
      • Community resources regarding information on local resources for services that deal with children’s health and prevention of infectious disease
      • Curriculum for Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Education and Child Care Settings
    • Section 100000.30 – Child Injury Prevention
      • Risk of injury related to developmental stages (i.e., falling, head injuries, chocking, suffocation, burns, poisoning (lead, iron, other medications), oral injury, drowning, injuries from weapons, and injuries from animals
        • Heartsaver® First Aid – Falling, Head Injuries, Burns, Poisoning, Oral Injury, and Injuries from Animals
        • Child Safety – Injuries from Falls, Trips, Climbing, or Grabbing
          • Steps and Chairs
          • Falls Over or From Items
          • Changing Tables and High Surfaces
          • Windows and Balconies
          • Furniture and Televisions
          • Household Appliances such as Washing Machines, Dishwashers, etc.
          • Outdoor Play
        • Suffocation or Sudden Infantile Death Syndrome (SIDS) – American SIDS Institute
          • Procedures to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Shaken Baby Syndrome
        • Drowning
          • Drowning Prevention: Information for Parents
            • What should you do?
            • Medical evaluation after drowning
            • Child recovery after drowning
            • Drowning prevention and warning signs
            • Swimming pool safety
            • Special needs children and swimming
          • Injuries from Weapons
            • Household Safety: Preventing Injuries from Firearms
          • Establishing and adhering to safety policies
            • Health & Safety at a Child Care Workplace
              • Legal Requirements
              • Types
              • Record-Keeping Requirements
              • Time Frame
              • Considerations
            • Regular assessments for the safety of indoor and outdoor child care environments and play equipment
          • Transportation of Children During Child Care
            • Motor vehicle safety
              • Transporting Children in Personal or Commercial Vehicles
            • Child passenger safety
              • Tips on Child Passenger Safety
              • Kids and Hot Cars
              • Vehicle Crashes the No. 1 Killer of Teens
              • More Child Passenger Safety Resources
            • Field trip safety
            • School bus safety
          • Managing children’s risky behaviors that can lead to injuries
            • Preventing Multiple Behaviors among Adolescents: Seven Strategies
          • Child Abuse
            • Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse
          • Community Resources
            • Information on local resources for services that deal with children’s health and the prevention of childhood injuries
            • Where to go in your community for help and information
          • Section 100000.30 – Child and Infant Nutrition
            • Children’s Nutrition
              • Food pyramid
                • Nutrition
                • Infant Meal Pattern
                • Child Care Meal Pattern
              • Appropriate eating behavior
              • Specialized diets
              • Awareness of feeding/growth problems
              • Diet and dental decay
            • Environmental sanitation
              • Vector prevention
              • Kitchen filters cleanliness and sanitation
              • Toilet and diapering sanitation
            • Air Quality
              • Hazards of smoking
              • Air filters clean/Importance of fresh air
              • Hazards of fireplaces
              • Allergens and respiratory illness
            • Food Quality
              • Safe food practices and food handling
              • Cooking safety/Food preparation/storage
              • Fully cooking meats and eggs
              • Pasteurized foods
              • Dangers of E. Coli/Salmonella
            • Water Quality
            • Children with Special Needs
              • Knowledge of resources available
              • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
            • Community resources services for children with special needs
            • Child Abuse Identification and Prevention
              • Mandated reporting requirements
              • Signs of child abuse/neglect
              • Care giver stress relation to child abuse
            • Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness
              • Preparing child care environment for major disasters
              • Community resources for gaining information in preparation for disasters/assistance in case of disaster
            • Child and Adult Care Food Program
              • Child and Adult Care Food Program
              • Nutrition Standards for CACFP Meals and Snacks

Notification of Application Requirements for Family Child Care Home by the State of California, Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Social Services.

  • Section A (Licensing Forms):
    • Application for Family Child Care Home License (LIC279)
    • Current Children in Your Home (LIC279B)
    • Criminal Record Statement (LIC508) for Applicant and for the other adults living in the home
    • Emergency Disaster Plan for Child Care Facilities (LIC610A)
    • Facility Sketch Floor Plan – Family Child Care Home (LIC999A)
    • Property Owner/Landlord Consent – Family Child Care Home (LIC9149)
    • Orientation Certificate
  • Section B (Supportive Documents):
  • A check or money order made payable to the Department of Social Services for the non-refundable application fee. For county license forms, contact the appropriate contracting county licensing agency for fee payment instructions.
  • Remember, if you need additional forms, you may download and print them from the Community Care Licensing website at:

As far as recertification of the training and education, all licensed child care centers and family childcare must keep a California Child Care CPR and First Aid certification current but there are no requirements to renew the Preventive Health Practices certification.

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Our wonderful, expert and endorsed PDRE instructors are accessible to provide you with the best courses and training at our different locations in Southern California (SoCal) – in the cities of Palm Desert, Redlands, Riverside, and Lake Forest near most of the SoCal counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles!

Redlands (92373, 92374, 92375)
Morongo Valley (92256)
Cabazon (92230)
Banning (92220)
Beaumont (92223)
Yucaipa (92399)
San Jacinto (92581, 92582, 92583)
Hemet (92543, 92544, 92545, 92546)
Temecula (92589, 92590, 92591, 92592, 92593)NORTH FROM PDRE
Twentynine Palms (92277, 92278)
Yucca Valley (92284, 92286)
Big Bear Lake (92315)
Joshua Tree (92252)
Salton Sea (92275)
Brawley (92227)
El Centro (92243, 92244)
Blythe (92225, 92226)
Calexico (92231, 92232)SOUTH FROM PDRE
Borrego Springs (92004)
Anza (92539)