Getting Started is an introductory course to help get your career in early care and education off to a great start and make a positive impact on young children’s lives. Learn about responsive interactions, safe and effective environments, health and nutrition plus abuse and reporting. This training satisfies the Department of Human Services' basic child care requirement for licensed centers, school-age programs, preschools, groups, family child care programs, and self-declaration providers. This training must be completed within the first three months of becoming licensed or employed.
This guide provides directors and administrators with information to align the Getting Started training with the policies and practices in your program. The guide identifies key topics to guide your discussions with staff, as well as suggestions for demonstrating the practices learned in the training. This guide also provides information about the importance of professional development and gives you tools to help your staff become more engaged in their career.