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Teaching is a work of heart.

Employee Paperwork is completed on the first day of hire. The employee paperwork consists of Federal, State, Licensing, and Nest required forms for individuals working in a child care setting. All forms are required and must be completed in its entirety. 

Employee Paperwork


Affirmation of Child Abuse and Neglect

Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics

Confidentiality Agreement

Convicted/Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Disclaimer

Discipline Policy

Employee Emergency Contact

Employee Handbook Acknowledgment

Employment Application


Letter of Employment Agreement

Reference Authorization and Release Statement

Teacher Job Description


New Hire Payroll Summary


Please make copies of drivers license/state IDsocial security card and resumé for our records.

Required Examinations/Screenings

Michigan Child Care Background Check Consent and Disclosure 

Fingerprinting (every 5 years) A request for fingerprints can be initiated here

Physical Exam (annually)

TB Test (every 2 years)

The above exams and screenings are required before a new staff member can start and are required to be updated as noted above.


Required Education/Training/Certificates/Licenses/Certifications

Official College/University Transcript or copy of Degree. Transcripts for college, diploma or certificate of High School or GED Please make copy of staff's highest form of education

Child Development Associate (CDA) or Degree Please make copy of staff's CDA certificate or degree

First Aid Certification Please make copy of current first aid certification

Infant/Child CPR Certification Please make copy of current CPR certification

All employees must create a profile on to link their training to Nest Child Care and Parent Institute and to record future trainings to their profile. 


Most of the trainings required annually are listed below and can be accessed at

Child Abuse & Neglect: Reporting Requirements 

Safe Sleep/SIDS 

Shaken Baby

Medication Administration 

Universal Precautions/Bloodborne Pathogens 

Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning 

Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination

Cultural Competence/Diversity

HIPAA Basics

Recipient Rights 

Storage of Hazardous Materials and Bio-contaminants 

Building and Physical Premises Safety 

Please make a copy of recent training certificate and/or transcript showing successful completion of the course. If staff does not have a current or most recent required training or certification it must be completed within the first 30 days of employment.

Employee Training should be documented through so that their training records can be accessed by licensing and Nest.

Employee File Cover Sheets

Employee Files should be organized using the checklists below. Documents should be organized in the file in the order of the checklist. Medical related documents should be kept separate from the personnel file. Both the medical and personnel files should contain a third party access log.

Third Party Access Log

Medical File Checklist

Personnel File Checklist

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