Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-428a - Education and training requirements

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Orientation.
(1) Each person shall, before applying for a license, complete an orientation program on the requirements for operating a preschool or a child care center. If the person is not an individual, the person shall designate an individual to meet this requirement. The orientation shall be provided by the county health department or the secretary's designee that serves the county in which the preschool or child care center will be located.
(2) Each licensee shall provide orientation to each program director not later than seven calendar days after the date of employment and before the program director is given sole responsibility for implementing and supervising the program.
(3) Each licensee shall ensure that orientation is completed by each staff member who will be counted in the staff-child ratio and by each volunteer who will be counted in the staff-child ratio. Each staff member and each volunteer shall complete the orientation within seven calendar days after the date of employment or volunteering. Each staff member shall complete the orientation before being given sole responsibility for the care and supervision of children.
(4) Each licensee shall ensure that the orientation for each program director, staff member, and volunteer is related to work duties and responsibilities and includes the following:
(A) Licensing regulations;
(B) the policies and practices of the preschool or child care center, including emergency procedures, behavior management, and discipline;
(C) the schedule of daily activities;
(D) care and supervision of children in care, including any special needs and known allergies;
(E) health and safety practices; and
(F) confidentiality.
(b) Health and safety training.
(1) Each staff member who is counted in the staff-child ratio, each volunteer who is counted in the staff-child ratio, and each program director shall complete health and safety training either before employment or volunteering or not later than 30 calendar days after the date of employment or volunteering. Each staff member shall complete the training before being given sole responsibility for the care and supervision of children.
(2) The health and safety training shall be approved by the secretary and shall include the following subject areas:
(A) Recognizing the signs of child abuse or neglect, including prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, and the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect;
(B) basic child development, including supervision of children;
(C) safe sleep practices and sudden infant death syndrome if the individual will be caring for children under 12 months of age;
(D) prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunizations;
(E) prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions;
(F) building and premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that could cause bodily injury, including electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic;
(G) emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster or a human-caused event, including violence at a facility;
(H) handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio-contaminants, including blood and other bodily fluids or waste; and
(I) precautions when transporting children, if transportation is provided.
(3) Each staff member counted in the staff-child ratio, each volunteer counted in the staff-child ratio, and each program director who was employed at the facility before July 1, 2017 and who has completed the training in the subject areas specified in paragraphs (b)(2)(A), (B), and (C) shall be exempt from training in the subject areas specified in paragraphs (b)(2)(D) through (I).
(c) Pediatric first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certifications.
(1) Each staff member counted in the staff-child ratio, each volunteer counted in the staff-child ratio, and each program director shall obtain certification in pediatric first aid and in pediatric CPR as specified in this subsection either before the date of employment or volunteering or not later than 30 calendar days after the date of employment or volunteering.
(2) Each individual who is required to obtain the certifications shall maintain current certifications.
(3) Each licensee shall ensure that, for each unit in a preschool or child care center, at least one staff member or volunteer counted in the staff-child ratio who has current certification in pediatric first aid and current certification in pediatric CPR is present at all times.
(d) Medication administration training. Each program director and each staff member designated to administer medications shall complete the training in medication administration as specified in this subsection.
(1) The training shall be approved by the secretary.
(2) Each program director and each staff member designated to administer medications who was employed at the facility before July 1, 2017 shall complete the training not later than December 31, 2017. The program director or the staff member designated to administer medications shall not administer medications after December 31,2017 unless the individual has completed the training.
(3) Each program director and each staff member designated to administer medications who is employed at the facility on or after July 1, 2017 shall complete the training before administering medication to any child.
(e) Education requirements. Each program director shall be a high school graduate or the equivalent. For each unit in a preschool or child care center, there shall be present at all times at least one staff member who has a high school diploma or the equivalent, as required in K.A.R. 28-4-429.
(f) Annual in-service training requirements.
(1) For purposes of this subsection, "licensure year" shall mean the period beginning on the effective date and ending on the expiration date of a license.
(2) In each licensure year, each program director shall assess the training needs of each staff member and each volunteer and shall provide or arrange for annual in-service training as needed.
(3) In each licensure year, each program director shall complete in-service training as follows:
(A) For each licensure year ending during the 2017 calendar year, five clock-hours;
(B) for each licensure year ending during the 2018 calendar year, five clock-hours;
(C) for each licensure year ending during the 2019 calendar year, 12 clock-hours; and
(D) for each licensure year ending during the 2020 calendar year, and for each subsequent licensure year, 16 clock-hours.
(4) In each licensure year, each staff member counted in the staff-child ratio and each volunteer counted in the staff-child ratio shall complete in-service training as follows, based on the staff member's or volunteer's job responsibilities and the training needs identified by the program director:
(A) For each licensure year ending during the 2017 calendar year, 10 clock-hours;
(B) for each licensure year ending during the 2018 calendar year, 10 clock-hours;
(C) for each licensure year ending during the 2019 calendar year, 12 clock hours; and
(D) for each licensure year ending during the 2020 calendar year, and for each subsequent licensure year, 16 clock-hours.
(5) The training shall be approved by the secretary.
(g) Documentation. Each licensee shall ensure that documentation of all orientation, training, certifications, and education requirements is kept in each individual's file in the preschool or child care center.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-428a
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-508; effective Feb. 3, 2012; amended by Kansas Register Volume 36, No. 17; effective May 12, 2017.

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