Childcare workers in Washoe County are required to take a class in the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the child care setting that is approved by Northern Nevada Public Health within 90 days from their hire date per Washoe County Department of Social Services Regulations for Child Care Facilities. In Washoe County, childcare workers must repeat the class every 3 years. [This class meets the requirements for 'Signs and Symptoms of Illness', but not 'First Aid' training for Child Care Providers.]

The Northern Nevada Public Health no longer provides this class. Visit the Nevada Registry for a list of classes available in the community.

Signs of Illness: Including Blood Borne Pathogens, Manual 2013.

What's In It For Me?

  • Identify the most important ways to prevent spread of disease in the child care setting, including proper hand washing and diapering.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of common communicable diseases seen in child care settings.
  • Identify ways diseases are spread.
  • Know when to exclude children and staff.
  • Meet the regulatory requirements for training in Signs of Illness as a childcare worker.

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Last modified on 08/15/2023