Job & Family Services Early Learning and Development
Child Care in Ohio

Child Abuse Training for Child Care Providers

Child Abuse Training for Child Care Providers is required by Rules 5101:2-12-27 (centers), 5101:2-13-27 (Type A homes), Rule 5101:2-14-13 (Type B homes) and 5101:2-14-14 (Emergency Caregivers).

  1. Training must follow content requirements outlined in Rules 5101:2-12-27, 5101:2-13-27,  5101:2-14-13 and 5101:2-14-14.
  2. Trainers must meet one of following qualifications:
    1. Authorized trainer for a public children's services agency or local child abuse agency approved by ODJFS
    2. At least an Associates Degree in social work, child development or related field from an accredited college AND two years experience in professionally assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or a combination of experience and training
    3. A licensed physician or registered nurse AND two years experience professionall assessing child abuse and neglect or providing counseling to abused children or training others in child abuse prevention or a combination of experience and training
     
  • Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals
    • This curriculum meets the rule requirements for child care providers for the six and three hour trainings. 
    • Trainers must meet the trainer qualifications outlined above in order to teach this curriculum.
    • Currently, there are limited Train the Trainer sessions being conducted around Ohio. 
    • Please visit the Ohio Professional Development Network for more information on the Train the Trainer sessions.
       
     
  • Online Child Abuse Training
    • ODJFS has approved online training provided by specific health organizations.