37.95.163 CHILD CARE FACILITIES: EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER ORIENTATION TRAINING
(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.