Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.
To support working parents by protecting the health and safety of children in regulated child care programs. This is accomplished by:
- Establishing and enforcing health and safety standards for child care programs.
- Training and supporting providers in meeting the established health and safety standards.
- Providing the public with accurate information about regulated child care.
WHAT'S NEW? ...AND MORE.
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- Annual Training Requirements for All Regulated Providers
Beginning September 1, 2013, training in the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect must include the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse. Free downloads of training materials regarding child sexual abuse prevention and awareness can be found at the "Stop It Now!" website at: stopitnow.org. On the left side of the web page click "People Who Work With Children". In the middle of that page, click "Six Ways Organizations Can Keep Children Safe from Child Sexual Abuse" and "Free Downloads". There are also 1.5 hour online training modules available on "Stop it Now!"
Another option for online training and resources is the "Darkness to Light" website at D2L.org. Look under "Popular Pages" and "Stewards of Children". D2L offers 2.5 - 3 hours of online training in both English and Spanish. The cost is 10 dollars.
For face-to-face training options you can contact Sandy Craft at email@example.com or at 801-326-4379.
- New Requirements for Fingerprints
Effective July 1, 2013, there were new requirements for who must submit fingerprints with background screening forms.
- H.B. 81 Cytomegalovirus Public Health
Initiative has Begun! - IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Child Care Providers
(2013 General Session) Cytomegalovirus Public Health Initiative was signed into law by the
governor and is now known as Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 26-10-10 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public
Education and Testing. This law takes effect on July 1, 2013. For more information and documents about CMV,
please visit (www.health.utah.gov/cshcn/CHSS/CMV.html)
- News Release - Utah Babies to Benefit from Education, Screening for Congenital Cytomegalovirus
- New Crib Safety
Any crib used in a child care program
must meet these new standards by December 28, 2012.
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- Information for Providers and Parents about Pertussis
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