CCMPL 58 (JFS 01750 Health and Safety in Family Homes - Participant Guide JFS 01752 Health and Safety in Family Homes - Instructor Guide)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 58
November 4, 2010
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: JFS 01750 Health and Safety in Family Homes - Participant Guide JFS 01752 Health and Safety in Family Homes - Instructor Guide

This letter is to notify stakeholders that the Health and Safety Training has been revised. The curriculum has been updated to reflect current standards and best practices for health and safety in family child care and to reflect changes to Chapter 14 Type B Family Child Care certification rules. The format of the curriculum has also changed and will be presented by a trainer who will use the new JFS 01752 Health and Safety in Family Home Instructor Guide.

JFS 01750"Health and Safety in Family Homes Participant Guide" has been revised with new curriculum content that presents health and safety standards and best practices in the following modules: "Safe Places," "Healthy Places," "Learning Places" and "Nurturing Places." This training is required before a provider can be certified.

Information on child abuse and neglect and communicable diseases does not appear in the new curriculum, as these individual courses are now required to be completed by the end of a provider's first year of certification.

JFS 01752"Health and Safety Training Instructor Guide" has been developed to provide training instructors with additional information on the course topics, as well as information on the adult learning process and ways to enrich the training.

Implementation Plan: The JFS 01750 will be available in paper copy and on CD, both of which may be ordered from ODJFS. The JFS 01752 will be available only on CD and will be provided to trainers by ODJFS. A "Train the Trainer" session will be offered on the new material in Columbus, as well as through a webinar. These training dates will be announced at a later time. Until January 1, 2011, trainers may select to use the current JFS 01750 (rev. 5/2003) or the new curriculum. However, after January 1, 2011, only the new curriculum may be used.

Each of the four modules is designed to take approximately two hours. This means the entire training will take about eight hours to complete. Any additional time needed to provide other necessary information for the provider certification process must be considered and added to the eight-hour timeframe.

The electronic version of the Child Care Manual is located at The manuals contain all rules and transmittal letters that the department has issued to certified Type B child care homes. All providers in certified homes should use and keep accessible a current version of the appropriate manual.

Please contact the Help Desk for the Office of Families and Children at 1-866-886-3537, option 4, if you have any questions.

INSTRUCTIONS: The following chart identifies the material that needs to be removed from and inserted into the Child Care Manual (CCM).

Child Care Manual AppendixJFS 01750 (Rev. 5/2003)JFS 01750 (Rev. 7/2010)
  JFS 01752 (7/2010)
Procedure Letters CCMPL No. 58