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245H.14 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

At least one designated staff person who completed pediatric first aid training and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training must be present at all times at the program, during field trips, and when transporting a child. The designated staff person must repeat pediatric first aid training and pediatric CPR training at least once every two years.

Subd. 2.Sudden unexpected infant death.

A certified center that cares for an infant who is younger than one year of age must ensure that staff persons and volunteers receive training according to section 245A.1435 on reducing the risk of sudden unexpected infant death before assisting in the care of an infant.

Subd. 3.Abusive head trauma.

A certified center that cares for a child through four years of age must ensure that staff persons and volunteers receive training on abusive head trauma from shaking infants and young children before assisting in the care of a child through four years of age.

Subd. 4.Child development.

The certified center must ensure each staff person completes at least two hours of child development and learning training within 14 days of employment and annually thereafter. For purposes of this subdivision, "child development and learning training" means how a child develops physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially and learns as part of the child's family, culture, and community.

Subd. 5.Orientation.

The certified center must ensure each staff person is trained at orientation on health and safety requirements in sections 245H.11, 245H.13, 245H.14, and 245H.15. The certified center must provide staff with an orientation within 14 days of employment. Before the completion of orientation, a staff person must be supervised while providing direct care to a child.

Subd. 6.In service.

(a) The certified center must ensure each staff person is trained at least annually on health and safety requirements in sections 245H.11, 245H.13, 245H.14, and 245H.15.

(b) Each staff person must annually complete at least six hours of training. Training required under paragraph (a) may be used toward the hourly training requirements of this subdivision.

Subd. 7.Documentation.

A certified center must document the date of a completed training required by this section in the personnel record of each staff person.