Eugene Creative Care employs highly qualified teaching staff who are both knowledgeable in child development and who also have a true love for working with children and families.
Our organization is regulated by the Oregon Office of Child Care's Early Learning Division, Oregon Quality Rating and Improvement System (SPARK), and the PSU Registry Step Professional Pathways program adopted by the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education. Teaching staff must meet the following requirements in order to work with children in our care.
EMPLOYEE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Criminal Background Check/Central Background Registry (required prior to hire) - Every teaching staff member must undergo and pass an initial criminal history screening and federal level fingerprint process through the State of Oregon Central Background Registry and must be cleared through the Office of Child Care in order to be employed in any teaching position with Eugene Creative Care. CLICK HERE TO GET A REGISTRY NUMBER
Certificates - Every teaching staff member is required to obtain and maintain the following training requirements upon hire:
Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety Certification (ICCHS), No renewal required
Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect Certification (RRCAN), No renewal required
Food Handlers Certification - RENEWAL REQUIRED
Adult/Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification - must include in-class instruction - RENEWAL REQUIRED
Infant Safe Sleep Training (Infant Teachers and FFCDC Head Teachers only), No renewal required
NEW!!!! - Illness Prevention, Prevention is Better than Treatment (PBTT), No renewal required
Professional Development Training
Eugene Creative Care also requires every teaching staff member to take a minimum of 15 hours/year of ongoing continuing Professional Development Training annually, 8 hours of which must focus on topics relating specifically to child development.