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May 28, 2019

The Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) is hosting trainings throughout DE on the new DELACARE: Regulations for Early Care and Education and School-Age Centers and DELACARE: Regulations for Family and Large Family Child Care Homes. These trainings are not mandatory, however attendance is strongly encouraged to ensure you are aware of the changes. You may register for a training by calling your local OCCL or by registering online under the upcoming training option.

November 30, 2018

The Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) has a new Self-Study Guide for the Administration of Medication that includes many updates. This guide includes diagrams showing how to administer diazepam, an EpiPenĀ®, and GlucagonĀ®. In addition, it now includes the specific procedures for administering medication. The guide also explains the process that child care providers must complete in order to administer non-intravenous medication to children in care. Lastly, the guide now includes two types of Medication Administration Records; one used for routine or limited time use medication and one for medication that is given as needed or for emergency use.

OCCL is working toward having an online payment system for testing registration. We will keep you posted when this change occurs.

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