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 6 hours of training annually on any of these health and safety topic areas.
The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) will accept previously taken and documented training by staff.
Health and Safety Training Program on ProSolutions
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration and the CCLU are pleased to offer a free web-based NH Health & Safety Training Program on ProSolutions that will help child care providers to meet CCLU’s health and safety training requirements. The NH Health and Safety Training Program is now available in both English and Spanish.
Other CCLU Approved Health and Safety Trainings Sites:
Linking Your NHCIS Professional Registry and ProSolutions
With the adoption of the new NHCIS system, we recommend creating a Professional Registry in order to obtain a Professional Registry Id. This will allow your ProSolutions trainings to populate into your Professional Registry. For additional assistance, please see the resources below.
Health and Safety Training Topics:
- 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