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SF 1034

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:20pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; increasing time a child care substitute can provide care;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.50, subdivisions 2, 7, 9.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.50, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Child development and learning and behavior guidance training.

(a) For
purposes of family and group family child care, the license holder and each adult caregiver
who provides care in the licensed setting for more than deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days new text beginor 180 hours, whichever
is greater,
new text endin any 12-month period shall complete and document at least four hours of child
growth and learning and behavior guidance training prior to initial licensure, and before
caring for children. For purposes of this subdivision, "child development and learning
training" means training in understanding how children develop physically, cognitively,
emotionally, and socially and learn as part of the children's family, culture, and community.
"Behavior guidance training" means training in the understanding of the functions of child
behavior and strategies for managing challenging situations. At least two hours of child
development and learning or behavior guidance training must be repeated annually. Training
curriculum shall be developed or approved by the commissioner of human services.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), individuals are exempt from this requirement if they:

(1) have taken a three-credit course on early childhood development within the past five
years;

(2) have received a baccalaureate or master's degree in early childhood education or
school-age child care within the past five years;

(3) are licensed in Minnesota as a prekindergarten teacher, an early childhood educator,
a kindergarten to grade 6 teacher with a prekindergarten specialty, an early childhood special
education teacher, or an elementary teacher with a kindergarten endorsement; or

(4) have received a baccalaureate degree with a Montessori certificate within the past
five years.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.50, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Training requirements for family and group family child care.

For purposes
of family and group family child care, the license holder and each primary caregiver must
complete 16 hours of ongoing training each year. For purposes of this subdivision, a primary
caregiver is an adult caregiver who provides services in the licensed setting for more than
deleted text begin 30deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days new text beginor 180 hours, whichever is greater, new text endin any 12-month period. Repeat of topical
training requirements in subdivisions 2 to 8 shall count toward the annual 16-hour training
requirement. Additional ongoing training subjects to meet the annual 16-hour training
requirement must be selected from the following areas:

(1) child development and learning training under subdivision 2, paragraph (a);

(2) developmentally appropriate learning experiences, including training in creating
positive learning experiences, promoting cognitive development, promoting social and
emotional development, promoting physical development, promoting creative development;
and behavior guidance;

(3) relationships with families, including training in building a positive, respectful
relationship with the child's family;

(4) assessment, evaluation, and individualization, including training in observing,
recording, and assessing development; assessing and using information to plan; and assessing
and using information to enhance and maintain program quality;

(5) historical and contemporary development of early childhood education, including
training in past and current practices in early childhood education and how current events
and issues affect children, families, and programs;

(6) professionalism, including training in knowledge, skills, and abilities that promote
ongoing professional development; and

(7) health, safety, and nutrition, including training in establishing healthy practices;
ensuring safety; and providing healthy nutrition.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245A.50, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Supervising for safety; training requirement.

(a) Before initial licensure and
before caring for a child, all family child care license holders and each adult caregiver who
provides care in the licensed family child care home for more than deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days new text beginor 180 hours,
whichever is greater,
new text endin any 12-month period shall complete and document the completion
of the six-hour Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care course developed by the
commissioner.

(b) The family child care license holder and each adult caregiver who provides care in
the licensed family child care home for more than deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 60new text end days new text beginor 180 hours, whichever is
greater,
new text endin any 12-month period shall complete and document:

(1) the annual completion of a two-hour active supervision course developed by the
commissioner; and

(2) the completion at least once every five years of the two-hour courses Health and
Safety I and Health and Safety II. A license holder's or adult caregiver's completion of either
training in a given year meets the annual active supervision training requirement in clause
(1).