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Need Annual Training Hours Texas?

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It is finally your day off!  You sit on your couch and turn on the TV to start your favorite show with a nice big bowl of popcorn beside you.  You grab a handful of warm buttery popcorn and start to take in the deliciousness, when suddenly, you feel a hard kernel mixed in.  Next thing you know you are spitting out a piece of a tooth!  You immediately call an emergency dentist that can see you within the hour.  As you sit in the dentist chair explaining what happened while holding the remnants of your whole tooth, the dentist states “oh, don’t worry.  I’ve done about five hours of training on repairing teeth, so I should be ok to do this procedure”.  Horrified, you quietly tell yourself that this is fine, and they know what they are doing, as the dentist is Googling “how to repair a cracked tooth” on their phone.      

Although an extreme example, the importance of professional training is not an understatement.   Each profession requires a certain amount of annual training to maintain or increase a worker’s knowledge.  Childcare professionals are no exception to this rule.  Each state has their own annual requirements for Child Care teachers, and Texas is no different.

H&H Child Care Training (ChildCareEd) can help Texan teachers meet their annual training:

The 24 clock hours of annual training must be relevant to the age of the children for whom the caregiver provides care.

At least six clock hours of the annual training hours must be in one or more of the following topics:

  • Child growth and development
  • Guidance and discipline
  • Age-appropriate curriculum
  • Teacher-child interaction

At least one clock hour of the annual training hours must focus on prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment, including:

  • Factors indicating a child is at risk for abuse or neglect
  • Warning signs indicating a child may be a victim of abuse or neglect
  • Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect
  • Community organizations that have training programs available to employees, children, and parents

If a caregiver provides care for children younger than 24 months of age, one clock hour of the annual training hours must cover the following topics:

  • Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma
  • Understanding and using safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Understanding early childhood brain development

Annual training hours must also include training on the following topics:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases, including immunizations
  • Administering medication, if applicable
  • Preventing and responding to emergencies due to food or an allergic reaction
  • Understanding building and physical premises safety, including identification and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic
  • Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials

The remaining annual training hours must be in one or more of the following topics:

  • Care of children with special needs
  • Child health
  • Safety
  • Risk management
  • Identification and care of ill children
  • Cultural diversity for children and families
  • Professional development (for example, effective communication with families and time and stress management) 
  • Topics relevant to the particular age group the caregiver is assigned (for example, caregivers assigned to an infant or toddler group should receive training on biting and toilet training
  • Planning developmentally appropriate learning activities
  • Observation and assessment
  • Attachment and responsive caregiving
  • Minimum standards and how they apply to the caregiver

 H&H Childcare Training (ChildCareEd) offers a wide variety of childcare trainings to help educators maintain their annual training requirements.  Take a look at our abundant course list and register for a class today!            

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