Child care providers play a critical role in keeping children safe. They are required to attend this Iowa-specific training to learn how to identify the signs of child abuse and the steps needed to report incidents.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) released a new online webinar for Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training (MCART) which is available on this Iowa DHS Training website.
The initial training is 2 hours with a 1 hour renewal training every 3 years, if the date on the training certificate has not expired. Current MCART certifications are valid until date of expiration.
Read more about DS 169 Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training.
The child care crisis in Iowa affects more than just parents and employers, it affects communities as a whole! Does your community have an economic development plan to address the child care crisis?
Be sure to read this issue of Child Care Across Iowa and see what Business Development Specialist, Rebekah Hungate, is doing to help a local Chamber of Commerce.
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