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 & Certification website

This matrix may help clarify the new rules (Word) | also as PDF

There are three courses that DHHS- Division of Licensing & Certification - 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 (Word) | also as PDF
    2. Red Cross Chapters in Maine
  2. YMCA- Aquatic Personal Safety and Survival Course
    1. Course Outline (Word) | also as PDF
    2. YMCA and YWCA's in Maine with Swimming Pools (Word) | also as PDF
  3. Safety Educators of Maine LLC- Basic Water Safety Course
    1. Contact info:  Joseph Seely

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

Additional Questions can be directed to:
Division of Licensing & Certification- Child Care Licensing Unit