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AB212 CARES

AB212 CARES provides stipends and other benefits to participants who continue their education while working in a CDE/EESD funded child care center or EESD funded Family Child Care Network.

New CARES Participant Application
Continuing Participant Application
Program Requirements
SD CARES Education Plan
Child Development Permit Matrix
Frequently Asked Questions

Stipend Payment Forms




health & safety trainings


Assembly Bill 243 requires ALL child care programs to have on-site at all times a staff person who has completed 16 hours of training in pediatric CPR, pediatric first aid, prevention of infectious disease (including immunizations), and prevention of childhood injuries. This includes additional staff to travel off-site with groups of children.

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