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 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. “


Maximum of 10 Online Hours

Child Development Topics
(G) Child development topics relate to all of the following.
(1) Growth and development of children ages birth to fourteen years of age. (2) Children with special needs. (3) Developmentally appropriate equipment and classroom arrangement. (4) Working with parents and families. (5) Nutrition. (6) Community health, pediatrics or social services resources for children and families. (7) Planning child care, recreational, or educational programs and activities for children ages birth through fourteen years of age. (8) Developmentally appropriate child guidance and classroom management. (9) Administration of child care, educational, and recreational programs. (10) Ethics and professionalism in child care. (11) National child care standards as published by the American academy of pediatrics and American public health association and state licensing requirements. (12) Other areas as determined by the department.
(M) For training in child development topics, video, CD/DVD presentations, electronic media resource trainings, and online trainings approved by the department, may be used for a maximum of ten of the child care staff member’s forty-five hours of training. This electronic media training shall be documented on the prescribed form. Attendance by child care staff members shall be documented by the center administrator. Electronic media training shall not be used for trainings in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease, or child abuse recognition/prevention unless approved by the department.

Unlimited Online Hours

Health and Safety, Child Abuse Recognition/Prevention, First Aid and Management of Communicable Disease
(A) 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.
(I) Approved health and safety topics include: (1) Car seat safety. (2) Emergency planning and response. (3) Immunizations. (4) Use of a fire extinguisher (5) Safeguarding and childproofing the child care facility. (6) Shaken baby syndrome. (7) Special health care needs for children, such as; (a) Asthma. (b) Diabetes. (c) Breathing treatments. (8) Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (9) Standard precautions/universal precautions. (10) Administration of medication safety. (11) Hand washing. (12) Other topics as determined by the director.
(M) …Electronic media training shall not be used for trainings in first aid, CPR, management of communicable disease, or child abuse recognition/prevention unless approved by the department.

*Note: ALL of AIR’s courses are ODJFS APPROVED and do not fall into any hour restriction.