Health and Safety Trainings

To work in a license exempt or licensed child care program, all staff must complete training specific to health and safety according to current licensing and license exempt rules. The Health and Safety trainings are required of existing staff and of any new staff hired.

New staff must complete the training requirements or show documentation of taking these trainings within 90 days of employment. Additionally, staff working in licensed programs must complete 3 hours of training annually on any of these health and safety topic areas.

Child Care Licensing will accept previously taken and documented training by staff.

All staff will be required to have training on the below topics 90 days after their start date:

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunization)
  • Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices (Required, if staff are working in a program licensed to care for children younger than 18 months of age)
  • Administration of medication, consistent with standards for parental consent
  • Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
  • Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards
  • Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event
  • Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma. Required, if staff are working in a program licensed to care for children younger than 18 months of age.
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials and appropriate disposal of bio-contaminants
  • Precautions in transporting children (if applicable) (Required of all staff working in a program that transports children or accompanies the children in vehicles provided by companies contracted by the program to provide transportation)
  • Recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect

Health and Safety Training Program

The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration and the Child Care Licensing Unit are pleased to offer a free web-based NH Health & Safety Training Program that will help child care providers to meet the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The NH Health and Safety Training Program is now available in both English and Spanish.

Trainings can be done in webinar format or face to face, unless noted by Licensing that the training must be face to face. To access trainings on these topics, please visit the links below:

Better Kid Care
Child Care Aware of NH 
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Other Child Care Licensing Unit approved Health and Safety Trainings Sites: