|(a) The 30 clock hours of annual training must be relevant
to the age of the children for whom the child-care center provides
(b) At least six clock hours of the annual training
hours must be in one or more of the following topics:
(1) Child growth and development;
(2) Guidance and discipline;
(3) Age-appropriate curriculum;
(4) Teacher-child interaction; and
(5) Serving children with special care needs.
(c) At least one clock hour of the annual training
hours must focus on prevention, recognition, and reporting of child
(1) Factors indicating a child is at risk for abuse
(2) Warning signs indicating a child may be a victim
of abuse or neglect;
(3) Procedures for reporting child abuse or neglect;
(4) Community organizations that have training programs
available to employees, children, and parents.
(d) If the center provides care for children younger
than 24 months of age, one hour of the annual training hours must
cover the following topics:
(1) Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome
and abusive head trauma;
(2) Understanding and using safe sleep practices and
preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); and
(3) Understanding early childhood brain development.
(e) While there are no clock hour requirements for
the topics in this subsection, the annual training hours must also
include training on the following topics:
(1) Emergency preparedness;
(2) Preventing and controlling the spread of communicable
diseases, including immunizations;
(3) Administering medication, if applicable, including
compliance with §746.3803 of this chapter (relating to What authorization
must I obtain before administering a medication to a child in my care?);
(4) Preventing and responding to emergencies due to
food or an allergic reaction;
(5) 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
(6) Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials
including compliance with §746.3425 of this chapter (relating
to Must caregivers wear gloves when handling blood or bodily fluids
(f) A director with:
(1) Five or fewer years of experience as a designated
director of a child-care center must complete at least six clock hours
of the annual training hours in management techniques, leadership,
or staff supervision; or
(2) More than five years of experience as a designated
director of a child-care center must complete at least three clock
hours of the annual training hours in management techniques, leadership,
or staff supervision.
(g) The remainder of the 30 clock hours of annual training
must be selected from the training topics specified in §746.1309(f)
of this division (relating to What areas of training must the annual
training for caregivers cover?).
(h) The director may obtain clock hours or CEUs from
the same sources as caregivers.
(i) A director may not earn training hours by presenting
training to others.
(j) At least six of the required 30 annual training
hours must come from instructor-led training. The remaining 24 required
annual training hours may come from self-instructional training, of
which no more than three hours may come from self-study training.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §746.1311 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1402; amended to be effective March 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 1373; amended to be effective March 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 1293; amended to be effective December 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 10238; amended to be effective March 1, 2012, 37 TexReg 928; amended to be effective September 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 6240; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909; amended to be effective October 8, 2018, 43 TexReg 6649; amended to beeffective March 1, 2023, 48 TexReg 933