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Child Care In Ohio

   Communicable Disease Training for Child Care Center
and Type A Home Personnel

Communicable Disease Training for child care providers working in licensed centers or Type A Homes is required by Rules 5101:2-12-27 and 5101:2-13-27.

  • Trainers who conduct communicable disease training for child care providers must meet the qualifications stated in Rule 5101:2-12-27, OAC. Trainers must be a licensed physician, registered nurse, or an authorized communicable disease trainer from an approved health organization that specifically provides Communicable Disease training.
  • The only approved communicable disease curriculums are the Common Childhood Illnesses for Child Care Centers (Approved Training Curriculum developed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Health) and communicable disease training classes offered by an approved health organization.
  • Online Communicable Disease Training
    The approved training curriculum developed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Health is now available in an online format.  The approved course is outlined in the chart linked below: 

Trainer Information - Training Curriculum


2009 Common Childhood Illnesses for Child Care Centers Approved Training Curriculum 
The Communicable Disease Curriculum is available on CD-Rom.  The CD includes the curriculum, PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos and additional materials for trainers.  In order to receive a copy of the training CD, trainers must fill out JFS 01278 Communicable Disease Trainer Registration application.  Upon submission of the registration form and verification of qualifications to ODJFS, the training curriculum will be sent out.

 Click here to be directed to the JFS 01278 Communicable Disease Trainer Registration Application

Resources for Childhood Diseases and Conditions

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