South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

Training

Training Requirements

The DSS calendar year for training credit operates from January 1 – December 31. All annual training hours must be completed within the calendar year. Training is documented for the year in which it was taken or completed.

Training hours are documented as clock hours. Participants must remain in session for the total length of time for credit to be documented. Clock hour time excludes breaks/meals.

CENTER:
All Child Care Center Staff:  *15 hours of training are required annually.

Directors/Operators:  *20 hours of training are required annually.

GROUP CHILD CARE:
All Child Care Center Staff:  *10 hours of training are required annually.

Directors/Operators:  *15 hours of training are required annually.

FAMILY CHILD CARE:

*CPR and First Aid do not count for SCDSS annual training requirements.

 Ways to meet DSS Child Care Training Requirements:

  • Face-to-face training
  • Early Childhood academic coursework
  • Professional conferences
  • Online/Correspondence coursework
  • —Videotape training


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