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OAEYC Conference 2016 Recap

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Another Great Weekend For Ohio Child Care Providers What a great weekend at the OEAYC Conference in Sandusky! From April 21-23, with over 2,000 trainers in attendance, the AIR team had the oppurtunity to meet hundreds of educators and leaders in our great state of Ohio. There were plenty of outstanding breakout sessions led by talented speakers in our industry.  Topics covered many topics such as “advancing the profession”, “leadership in action” and “being the best in town (how to retain your outstanding staff)”. AIR Child Care Recognized Amie Brock, CEO of AIR, even had the honor and privilege of being called to the stage and recognized as a contributor to the child care training industry.  This was very humbling […]

What Is Ohio Approved?

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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? If you are looking for Step Up To Quality […]

Never Give Up

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Never give up, that’s the message that most will get from this miracle story about a woman from Medina who survived after 62 minutes without a heartbeat. While most people would give up, paramedics continued CPR for over 1 hour. Christi Nelson, from Medina, suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest at age 27. Thanks to the persistence of paramedics and medical staff, Christi hopes to raise awareness of the need for knowledge in CPR & AED training. Her desire is that there would be more widespread availability of AED’s and knowledge of how to use them. Christi, now a wife and mother, is also a board certified behavior specialist that works with children with autism. Click on the video and […]

ODJFS 10 Hour Online Training Clarification

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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 trainings 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 jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/RevisedCPRTrainingChart.stm, 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 […]