Health & Safety Training 

Health and Safety: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Day Care Provider(Health and Safety Training) is required by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services  before a person can open a family or group family child care program. Health & Safety Training was developed by the Early Childhood Education and Training Program in collaboration with the NYS Office of Children & Family Services.  This training must be presented by a certified Health & Safety Trainer.  The St. Lawrence Child Care Council has two certified Health & Safety Trainers on our staff.  They are Connie Neuroth and Dee Burlingame.  

Health and Safety Training Overview:
  Learn to provide safe and secure play spaces for children.
  Prepare for situations such as fires and medical emergencies with proven methods that follow NYS regulations.
  Review how to complete required forms such as your Health Care Plan.
  Learn your responsibilities as a mandated reporter of child abuse.
  Provide a healthy environment by practicing infection control techniques, learning to conduct daily health checks, and keeping accurate health histories.  

After completing all Health & Safety Training sessions, participants will have earned 15 training hours (and .15 Continuing Education Units).  

Health & Safety Training is scheduled on a quarterly basis in St. Lawrence County unless there is enough demand and participants for additional classes.  

If you have questions about Health & Safety Training contact Connie Neuroth at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 11

If you have questions about regulations contact Katy Pinkerton at (315) 393-6474 Ext. 17