Director Qualifications Child Care Home License

Learn about the qualifications to become a director or primary caregiver of a home daycare below. Don't forget to check out our YouTube Channel for 3 critical steps to open a home daycare. Having a home daycare is a great experience and you are able to impact the lives of children and their families. There are certain requirements that you must meet as the primary caregiver of your child care home. (the home daycare director is called the primary caregiver)

Home Daycare Primary Caregiver Qualifications:

Be at least 21 years old.

Have a: High school diploma  or High school equivalent

Have a certificate of completion of the Licensing pre-application course within one year prior to your application date

Meet the requirements in Subchapter F of Chapter 745 of the minimum standards (relating to Background Checks);

Have a current certificate of training in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR as specified in §747.1313 of subchapter (relating to Who must have pediatric firstaid and pediatric CPR training?)

Have a current record of a tuberculosis (TB) examination showing you are free of contagious TB, if required by the Texas Department of State Health Services or local health authority

Have proof of training in the following:

(A)Prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment, including: (i)Factors indicating a child is at risk for abuse or neglect ;

(ii) Warning signs indicating a child may be a victim of abuse or neglect.

(iii) Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect,

(iv) Community organizations that have training programs available to employees, children, and parents. 

(B)Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma 

(C)Understanding and using safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 

(D) Understanding early childhood brain development;

(E)Understanding the developmental stages of children;

(F)Emergency preparedness 

(G) Preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases, including immunizations;

(H) Administering medication, if applicable, including compliance with §747.3603 of chapter (relating to What authorization must I obtain before administering a medication to a child in my care?) 

(I) Preventing and responding to emergencies due to food or an allergic reaction 

(J) 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 

(K)Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials including compliance with §747.3221 of this chapter (relating to Must caregivers wear gloves when handling blood or bodily fluids containing blood?) 

(L) Precautions in transporting children if your child-care home plans to transport a child whose chronological or developmental age is younger than nine years old. 

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