Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety Training Guide for DHS Licensed and Registered Child Care Providers and License-Exempt Child Care Providers used by Child Care Subsidy Clients

On November 19, 2014, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, Public Law (P.L.) 113-186, which reauthorizes the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) grant.  The CCDBG Act requires states to establish minimum standards for health and safety requirements for regulated and exempt providers caring for children whose family receives a subsidy from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

The Department of Human Services (DHS) will be amending the rules for regulated and child care subsidy services, Chapters 17-798.2, 17-891.1, 17-892.1, 17-895, and 17-896, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), to implement the revised health and safety requirements, which includes training for child care providers.  In order to satisfy the initial training requirements, all licensed and registered child care providers and exempt child care providers must review the “Basic Health and Safety Practices: Child Care Provider’s Guide” and complete an Assessment as part of the regulatory requirements and requirements for families to continue to receive a child care subsidy from DHS and use their current exempt provider.