Area of Compliance Legal Citation Regulatory Language Sources of Evidence for Compliance Date to Begin Measuring Compliance
Pre-Service Training for all Child Care Staff 55 Pa.Code
§3270.31(f)
§3280.31(f)
§3290.31(g)
Staff persons shall complete professional development in the following topics within 90 days of the date of hire. The operator shall require all child care staff have verification of completion of preservice training within 90 days of hire. Within 90 days from date of hire.
Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (Mandated Reporter Training)

*Includes volunteers

55 Pa. Code
§3270.32(a)
§3280.32(a)
§3290.32(a)
The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). The operator shall require all child care staff have verification of completion of Mandated Reporter training within 90 days of hire or volunteer services. Within 90 days from date of hire if not caring for children unsupervised.
Required health and safety training topics must be completed before a child care staff can care for children unsupervised 55 Pa.Code
§3270.14
§3280.14
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§3270.21
§3280.20
§3290.18
Compliance with pertinent laws and regulations

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Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children

The operator shall require all child care staff have verification of completion of all the required health and safety training topics prior to caring for children unsupervised. All child care staff will be expected to show completion and documentation of required health and safety trainings by April 29, 2022.
On-Going Annual Professional Development for all Child Care Staff 55 Pa. Code
§3270.31(e)
§3280.31(e)
§3290.31(f)
A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 12 clock hours of child care training. The operator shall require all child care staff have verification of completion of a minimum 12 hours of ongoing annual professional development training. Jan. 6, 2022
Child care certification staff will begin verifying compliance with annual professional development.

Renewal inspections conducted Dec. 19, 2021 and thereafter will require staff that were employed on or before December 19, 2020 to have completed
12 hours of annual professional development.

New staff that were employed after Dec. 19, 2020 must complete 12 hours of annual professional development within one year of the hire date.

Health and safety professional development training updates required by OCDEL within the prescribed timeframe 55 Pa. Code
§3270.14
§3280.14
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§3270.21
§3280.20
§3290.18
Compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.
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Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children
The operator shall require all child care staff have verification of completion of the updated health and safety trainings within the given timeframe issued by OCDEL. Updated health and safety trainings within the given timeframe issued by OCDEL in a separate policy announcement.
Documentation and Verification of Pre-Service and Ongoing Professional Development Training 55 Pa. Code
§3270.31(g)
§3280.31(g)
§3290.31(h)
Completion of professional development shall be documented by the signature and title of a representative of the professional development entity and include the date professional development was completed. Documentation shall be retained in the facility person’s file or maintained in an electronic system as designated by the Department. Documentation of the completion of the professional development under subsection (f) taken from September 30, 2016, forward satisfies this requirement The operator shall require all child care staff provide documentation and verification of completion of preservice training and on-going annual professional development retained in the facility person’s file or maintained in an electronic system, which is in the PD Registry. The documentation must include, but not limited to:

  • Signature of
    representative
    or trainer of the
    professional
    development
    entity;
  • Title of a
    representative
    or trainer of the
    professional
    development
    entity; and
  • Date professional development training was completed
Ongoing