Before the initial registration, legal nonlicensed providers (LNL) must provide documentation of First Aid and CPR training. Online components of First Aid and CPR training may qualify, except for the practical portion of CPR which is required in person. See Minnesota Statutes 245A.50 for further information. Agencies should consult with agency licensing staff about how to determine valid training for First Aid and CPR training requirements.
The training must have been provided by individuals approved to provide such training. Agencies should align standards for acceptable training with standards used for approving licensed family child care providers First Aid and CPR training. The training must be effective as of the date the provider registration is approved. See Chapter 11.12 (Provider Registration).
Prior to issuing a Service Authorization for a child under 5 years old, confirm that the legal nonlicensed provider has taken the following training:
Upon each reauthorization after the initial registration, if a provider still serves children receiving CCAP, the provider must take and provide proof of an additional eight hours of training in topics approved by the Achieve: Minnesota Center for Professional Development Registry.
First Aid and CPR courses may be counted in the additional eight hours of training but are not required. All courses offered by the Child Care Aware agencies listed on Develop (www.developtoolmn.org) qualify toward the eight hours. Child Care Aware agencies coordinate and offer training approved by the Registry. Their staff can help providers find training.
If the provider cares for at least one child receiving child care assistance who is not related to the provider, the provider must complete the Supervising for Safety – Legal Nonlicensed course offered through Child Care Aware. The course must be completed within 90 days of caring for an unrelated child. This course includes the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma training requirements. If this course is not completed within 90 days, care for any unrelated children must end. Agencies must track the end of the 90 day period and end Service Authorizations for unrelated children. Once the course is completed, Service Authorizations can be approved back to the course completion date. Service Authorizations for related children are not impacted by the 90 day training requirement.
Upon each reauthorization after the initial registration, if a provider still provides care for unrelated children receiving CCAP they must provide proof of training in:
LNL providers must verify all required training.
To show they have completed required training, all LNL providers must either:
Include training information on their CCAP Legal Nonlicensed Provider Registration and Acknowledgement DHS 5192 (PDF), OR
Submit the Legal Nonlicensed (LNL) Training Acknowledgment Form DHS-3769A (PDF) showing they have completed the required training.
LNL providers will be asked to submit proof of training with either form, but can contact the department for help if they have taken training through Develop but do not have proof.
Federal Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. Part 98
Minnesota Statutes 119B.125