Water Safety in Child Care

Emergency rules for water safety in child care settings went into effect on June 1, 2007.
The rules can be accessed by visiting the DHHS-Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services website

This matrix may help clarify the new rules - (Microsoft Word*), (Adobe PDF*)

There are three courses that DHHS- Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services - Child Care Licensing Unit have approved as training for Water Safety Attendants for swimming pools and bodies of water deeper than 24”

  1. American Red Cross- Basic Water Rescue Course
    1. Course Outline - (Microsoft Word*), (Adobe PDF*)
    2. Red Cross Chapters in Maine - (Microsoft Word*), (Adobe PDF*)
  2. YMCA- Aquatic Personal Safety and Survival Course
    1. Course Outline - (Microsoft Word*), (Adobe PDF*)
    2. YMCA and YWCA's in Maine with Swimming Pools - (Microsoft Word*), (Adobe PDF*)
  3. Safety Educators of Maine LLC- Basic Water Safety Course
    1. Contact info:  Joseph Seely
      Joe@safetyeducatorsofmaine.com
      207-939-4554

Samples of Forms that Meet Child Care Licensing Requirements Around Water Safety:

Additional Questions can be directed to:
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services- Child Care Licensing Unit
207-287-9300  


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