South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

Training

Training Requirements

All Facility Types
SC-DSS Child Care Licensing

Child Care Centers
(Includes Public Schools and Licensed Faith –Based Care)

Director

20 Hours

  • At least 5 clock hours shall be related to program administration.
  • At least 5 clock hours shall be in child growth and development, and/or health and safety.
  • The remaining hours shall come from the following areas: Curriculum, Nutrition, Guidance, Special Needs, Professional Development, or other approved by the Department, and must include blood-borne pathogens training as required by OSHA. CPR and first aid training will not count in the 20 hours.

*Directors who receive training in excess of twenty hours per year may carry over ten hours to the following year in the category earned.*

Teacher/
Caregiver

15 Hours

  • At least 3 of the following areas:

Child Growth and Development, Curriculum, Child Guidance, Health and Safety, Nutrition, Special Needs, Professional Development, Program Administration, or other areas approved by the Department, and must include blood-borne pathogens training as required by OSHA. CPR and first aid training will not count in the 15 hours.

*Caregivers who receive training in excess of 15 hours per year may carry over 5 hours to the following year in the category earned.*

Registered Faith Based Center Care

Director

20 Hours

  • 5 hours related to Program Administration
  • 5 hours in Child Growth and Development and Health and Safety.
  • The remaining 10 hours may come from, but not limited to, the following areas:

Safety, Health, Nutrition, Guidance, or Professional Development, and must include Blood-Borne Pathogens as required by OSHA.
CPR and first aid training will not count in the 20 hours.

*Training should be age appropriate for the child population served by the child care center.*

Teacher/
Caregiver

15 Hours

  • 5 hours in Child Growth and Development.
  • 5 hours in Curriculum Activities for children.
  • The remaining 5 hours may come from, but not limited to, the following areas:

Guidance, Curriculum Activities, Nutrition, or Professional Development, and must include Blood-Borne Pathogens as required by OSHA.
CPR and first aid training will not count in the 15 hours.

Group Child Care Homes

Operator

15 Hours

  • 5 hours in Program Administration.
  • 5 hours in Child Growth and Development.

The remaining 5 hours may come from the following area: Safety, Health, Nutrition, Guidance, or Professional Development, and must include Blood- Borne Pathogens as required by OSHA.
CPR and first aid training will not count in the 15 hours.

Caregiver

10 Hours

  • 4 hours in Child Growth and Development.
  • 4 hours in Curriculum Activities.

The remaining 2 hours may come from the following areas: Nutrition, Guidance, Professional Development, Curriculum Activities, must include Blood-Borne Pathogens as required by OSHA.
CPR and first aid training will not count in the 10 hours.

Family Child Care Homes (Includes Licensed and Registered Family Child Care Homes)

Caregiver

10 Hours

  • 10 hours in any of the following topic areas: Curriculum, Child Growth and Development, Child Guidance, Professional Development, Program Administration, Nutrition, Special Needs *CPR/First Aid, Blood-Borne Pathogens

*CPR and first aid training will not count in the 10 hours for Licensed Families.


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