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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

e-Learning trainings are a convenient way for all child care providers in New York State to meet their required training hours at no cost.

Funding is available to help child care providers obtain professional development and education, to help facilities offset the cost of MAT training.

Virtual Classes offer interactive online training on early childhood education topics. Classes are instructor-led and feature video, interactive discussion, activities and resources. Classes can be taken on a desktop computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

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Aug 15, 2022

The new eLearning "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis" is now available in English and Spanish. 

We're pleased to announce the availability of two new eLearnings. The "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis: Elijah’s Law" course has been updated in both English and Spanish. The new versions are titled "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis" and "Identificando y Respondiendo a la Anafilaxia". These courses have been revised to reflect the expansion of OCFS's non-patient-specific epinephrine-auto injector initiative. You can read more about it in the Dear Provider Letter here. Licensed and registered programs may now receive 3 epinephrine auto-injector packs (2 injectors, 1 training device in each pack). These packs are available in the following doses: infant/toddler, child, and older child/teen/adult.

The courses have been expanded to include information on the availability of the new doses and how to get them. As a result, they now provide 1.5 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of Childhood Development
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Business Record Maintenance and Management

You can find the English and Spanish courses in our eLearning catalog. These courses are also available as On-Demand Trainings. Check out the On-Demand section of our website for more information.


Aug 15, 2022

El nuevo curso eLearning "Identificando y Respondiendo a la Anafilaxia" se encuentra ahora disponible en inglés y español. 

Nos place anunciar la disponibilidad de dos nuevos cursos de eLearning. El curso "Identificando y Respondiendo a la Anafilaxia: Ley de Elijah" ha sido actualizado al inglés y al español. Las nuevas versiones se titulan "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis" e "Identificando y Respondiendo a la Anafilaxia". Estos cursos han sido revisados para reflejar la expansión de la iniciativa del autoinyector de epinefrina no específico al paciente de OCFS. Usted puede leer más sobre esto en la carta de Estimado Proveedor aquí. Programas licenciados y registrados ahora pueden recibir hasta 3 paquetes de autoinyectores de epinefrina (2 inyectores, 1 aparato de entrenamiento en cada paquete). Estos paquetes se encuentran disponibles en las siguientes dosis: infante/niño pequeño, niño, y niño mayor/adolescente/adulto.

Los cursos se han expandido para incluir información acerca de la disponibilidad de las nuevas dosis y cómo conseguirlas. Como resultado, ahora proveen 1.5 horas de capacitación en los siguientes temas de capacitación de OCFS:

  • Principios del Desarrollo Infantil
  • Nutrición y Salud
  • Seguridad y Procedimientos de Seguridad
  • Mantenimiento de Récords de Negocio y Gerencia

Usted puede encontrar los cursos en inglés y español en nuestro catálogo de eLearning. Estos cursos también se encuentran disponibles como capacitaciones En-Demanda. Visite la sección de En-Demanda de nuestra página electrónica para más información.


Aug 10, 2022

NYSB5 Parent/Primary Care Giver Survey. 

Attention Child Care Providers, Parents and Guardians: Please take a few moments to complete the NYS Birth through Five (NYSB5) Parent/Primary Care Giver Survey. The New York State Council on Children and Families and the Center for Human Services Research need your input about your child’s early care and education. Please share this link with parents and caregivers in your network. A $5 gift card will be sent by email to all who participate in the survey!


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This video describes how to use the OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses page, clarifies what courses count for training credit and which ones do not, and tells how to determine when a distance learning course can be used by providers to help them fulfill their required training hours.


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