Childcare Resource Service (CRS), in collaboration with the California Department of Education, is now providing no-cost training on a variety of topics related to Preventive Health and Safety.  Click here to find and register for training courses. 

If you have a group of Early Childhood Educators of ten or more and would like to schedule training courses at your location please email [email protected] or call Kim Woodworth at 619-521-3055 x2615.

This is a current list of available training courses with detailed descriptions below:

  • Preventive Health and Safety including 1 hour of nutrition (8 hours)
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporting (3 hours)
  • Disaster Preparedness (3 hours)
  • Germ Buster - Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Program  (2 hours)
  • New Guidelines for CACFP (3 hours)
  • Eco-Healthy Environment (3-hours)


Preventive Health and Safety (PHS) Training meets the Community Care Licensing (CCL) requirement for California Health and Safety Code - HSC Section 1596.866  Topics covered in this training include sanitation, diapering, immunizations, sick children policies, injury prevention, transportation, community resources, and nutrition. Participants completing the full 8-hour training will receive one incentive such as a Red Cross First Aid Kit or a set of Walkie-Talkies.

  • PHS Training is intended for licensed family child care providers who have taken PHS Training in the past and are interested in refreshing their knowledge. 
  • Child care centers interested in increasing the number of staff trained in PHS may take advantage of this training.  Classes can be held on-site to fit the Center’s schedule and split classes are available.


The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training meets the new Community Care Licensing (CCL) requirement Health and Safety Code 1596.8662.  Beginning January 1, 2018, all licensed providers, applicants, directors, and employees must complete Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training* and renew every two years. YMCA CRS has been approved by CCL to provide this training in a group setting.

Topics covered:

  • What the law requires of you as a mandated reporter 
  • How to spot indicators of possible child abuse or neglect
  • How to talk to children about suspected abuse 
  • How to make a report
  • What happens after a report is filed 
  • Special issues related to child abuse reporting for child care providers
*Persons whose primary language is not English are not required to complete this training. However, we offer the training in Spanish for those who want to “voluntarily” obtain this training certification.  


Disaster Preparedness is vital for the safety of everyone involved, especially children.  Thinking and planning for a disaster is an overwhelming endeavor, this training outlines the process and positively motivates teams to develop and execute disaster plans.

Participants will receive a California Disaster Plan booklet provided by the California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division and one incentive such as a Red Cross First Aid Kit or a set of Walkie-Talkies.

Topics covered:

  • What types of disasters are most likely to occur locally
  • Develop an emergency plan
  • Making and practicing an evacuation plan
  • Other tasks related to preparing for a disaster


Germ Buster - Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Program is vital when fighting illness and germs.  In this training, participants will practice proper handwashing, explore health hazards and focus on prevention.

Topics covered include:

  • Hand Washing
  • The differences between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing
  • Diapering best practices
  • Health Hazards
  • Prevention


CACFP New Guidelines are now in effect and this training explores new options.  The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 called the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to better align the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).  The New Meal Pattern (NMP) took effect October 1, 2017.

Topics include:

  • How to identify reimbursable foods 
  • How to implement changes in their home
  • Learn from other providers experiences and share their own expertise 


Eco-Healthy Child Care focuses on creating a Healthy Environment for children.  The first few years of a child’s life are critical to shaping future health and development.  Emerging science is telling us a great deal about the links between environmental exposures and a child’s health as well as ability to learn. The science-based and award-winning Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program will help make your early care and education program healthier, safer, and more environmentally friendly! As a child care provider, small changes you make can have a big impact on the children in your care.

Topics include:

  • Child’s Environmental Health
  • Household Chemicals
  • Plastics and Plastic Toys
  • Art Supplies
  • Lead