Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part X-C. Family Child Care Provider and in-Home Provider Registration Law


17:407.72      Orientation


A. Each family child care provider and in-home provider who receives payments from the department shall be required to participate in a four-hour orientation. The orientation curriculum shall include but not be limited to the following subjects: recordkeeping; immunization schedules and requirements; recognizing signs of child abuse; child abuse prevention; communicating with parents; age appropriate activities for young children; child development; child safety; and nutritional needs of children. The orientation shall count toward the required hours of professional development training mandated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.


B. New family child care home providers and in-home providers are required to provide proof of orientation participation within six months of initial registration. Newly registered providers, at the time of initial application, are required to sign an agreement committing to attend the required orientation within six months.


Added by Acts 2014, No. 868, § 3, eff. Feb. 1, 2015. Amended by Acts 2015, No. 297, § 1; Acts 2015, No. 354, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.