(1) Each director, early childhood teacher, assistant teacher, and substitute must complete the department-approved early childhood teacher orientation training.

(2) Within 30 days of hire, the following training must be completed as part of teacher orientation:

(a) current certification for infant, child, and adult CPR, infant choking response, and pediatric first aid. CPR certification must be completed in a hands-on setting;

(b) prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleep practices;

(c) prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma;

(d) trainings listed in (a) through (c) must be completed before providing unsupervised care; and

(e) facilities that provide care exclusively to school age children are not required to take (b) and (c);

(3) Within 90 days of hire, the following training must be completed as part of teacher orientation:

(a) prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunization;

(b) child development;

(c) administration of medication, consistent with standards for parental consent;

(d) prevention and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions;

(e) building and physical premises safety;

(f) emergency preparedness and response;

(g) proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials;

(h) appropriate disposal of toxic (biocontaminants) materials including effects such as blood, bodily fluids, and other infectious materials;

(i) transportation; and

(j) prevention and reporting of child abuse and neglect to proper state authorities.

(4) Teacher orientation training shall be counted towards annual training described in ARM 37.95.162.


History: 52-2-704, MCA; IMP, 52-2-704, 52-2-723, 52-2-731, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 308, Eff. 2/10/18; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1787, Eff. 12/11/21.