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The Serving Leader Institute

AIR Child Care Training Solutions is a proud supporter of OhioAEYC’s The Serving Leader Institute. The Serving Leader Institute is a proven leadership program – a simple yet powerful framework providing leadership principles to motivate teams. This year the Serving Leader Institute is coming to you! Hear from industry experts Dr. John Stahl-Wert, Qianna Tidmore, and Kimberly Tice throughout the virtual sessions to hear key concepts reinforced, workbook applications explored, and your questions answered. Sign up for The Serving Leader Institute to gain advice making your program a great place to work, discover strategies to improve job satisfaction, learn how to create a culture of empowerment, teamwork, and accountability. Participants will also review metrics on increasing profitability and customer satisfaction/retention, […]

National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and while it is always important to recognize teachers and how much they do, this year is especially significant. The global pandemic, known as COVID-19, interrupted the school year and took many of us by surprise. Many teachers have worked around the clock to move their class to an online format, while supporting their students who equally have had difficulty adjusting to these sudden changes. Additionally, many students will be graduating this year without the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite teachers. Although social distancing prevents students from being able to show their teacher appreciation in person, there are still plenty of options to thank teachers for everything they have done. Here are […]

ODJFS Rule Changes

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Your Questions and Our Answers About the New ODJFS Rules     Question: How do the new ODJFS rules affect your training? Answer: The new rules can be confusing so we hope this might help clarify some points.  First and foremost, let’s get to the child abuse recognition course.  We’ve broken down the specifics for you!  The staff that has needed the 6-hour child abuse recognition course, and then needed the 3-hour refresher course, still needs the same courses.  Those rules did not change.  The only thing that changes is this: if you have staff that did not need any child abuse recognition course, they will now need the one-hour course.  AIR has offered to help providing this course, however […]

What Is Ohio Approved?


Overview You may notice that some of our courses have an ‘Ohio Approved’ approval, but what exactly is Ohio Approved?  Read below and learn more about this approval process. What Does It Mean? Ohio Approved Professional Development is an important part of professional growth.  The Ohio Approved designation listed on our Step Up To Quality classes represents the state’s consolidated professional development approval process.  This designation is the minimally accepted requirement for the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and School Readiness, the Ohio Department of Health’s Help Me Grow and the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services’ Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) approval processes. How Does It Affect Me? When you see the Ohio Approved designation, it means […]

ODJFS 10 Hour Online Training Clarification


Clarification of 10 Hour Online Rule 5101:2-12-28 (A) – The rule states: Each child care staff member and administrator of a child care center shall complete a minimum of fifteen clock hours of training annually, after the first day of employment, until a total of forty-five hours have been completed.  The forty-five hours of training shall include training’s in child development, health and safety, child abuse recognition/prevention, first aid and management of communicable disease.  At least twenty of the forty-five hours of training shall be in the topic of child development as defined in paragraph (G) of this rule. “

ODJFS First Aid Rule Clarification – Please Read

Clarification From ODJFS Good Afternoon- This message is going out to county agency staff: After review of the health and safety training rule requirements and the At-A-Glance Training Chart found here, it was determined that training requirements needed to be clarified.  We are in the process of updating the chart, however, until it’s approved, going forward please note the following clarifications: First Aid- Initial training must be taken in-person or in a blended format (online/in-person) 3- hour refresher can be taken in-person, blended or online only.  An in-person portion is not required for first aid 3-hr refresher. If first aid and CPR are offered as a joint training, then an in-person portion must be completed as CPR requires an […]

OhioAEYC Get it and Go

Going to the OhioAEYC conference this month?  Need First Aid and/or CPR certification?  Then ‘Get it and Go’ at the AIR Training Solutions booth at the OhioAEYC Conference on May 21-23 at Kalahari resort in Sandusky, Ohio. There is no better way to “Get it and Go”. Get Certified In 3 Easy Steps: 1. Purchase and complete the online portion of the First Aid and/or CPR course. 2. Register for one of our OhioAEYC Conference In-Person training sessions. 3. Come to our booth, complete your training and leave that day with your certificate. Remember, you can complete all of your child care training needs with AIR Training Solutions.  First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse and much more. Register To […]

ODJFS Training

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) is the organization that governs child care providers in the state of Ohio.  AIR Child Care Training Solutions has spent years working with ODJFS Training in efforts to assist with providing quality professional development.  AIR continues to advocate on behalf of child care organizations and providers to set the highest standards for this training. The Bureau of Child Care and Development The BCCD releases news and updates at the following web address:  This is where ODJFS posts updates to policies, licensing, CCIDS, Step Up To Quality and other pertinent information. Step Up To Quality SUTQ is a voluntary five–star quality rating system administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services […]