Sep 17, 2021
Emergency Face Covering Regulation.
Effective September 16, 2021, OCFS has implemented an emergency regulation mandating all people in a
child care setting to wear a mask indoors. The mandate applies to all people aged 2 and older who are
able to medically tolerate a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. For more information,
visit the OCFS website.
A partir del 16 septiembre de 2021, la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias (OCFS) ha
implementado un reglamento de emergencia que obliga a todas las personas en un entorno de cuidado
infantil a usar una máscara o barbijo en espacios interiores. El mandato se aplica a todas las
personas mayores de 2 años que puedan tolerar médicamente una cobertura facial, independientemente
del estado de vacunación. Para obtener más información, visite
el sitio web de la OCFS.
Sep 13, 2021
New Virtual Class Opportunity: "Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)".
Registration is now open for the newest virtual class, "Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)" on
Monday, October 12th. Join us to learn what developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is and why it's so
important to support the optimal learning and development of children. Capacity is limited so
Sep 10, 2021
Applying for the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant?
You can use this money to pay for things in your program like cleaning supplies or PPE, play equipment,
or staff training. Watch this
Child Stabilization Grant video for more information. Questions? Visit the OCFS
Child Care Stabilization grant page.
Aug 27, 2021
Child Care Stabilization Grant.
Did you know you can use the
OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant to provide you and your staff with 15-hours of classroom
Health and Safety training?
This course gives in-depth, hands-on training on keeping children safe and healthy.
From supervision to cleaning and sanitizing, you'll learn about locating and following the regulations and your
Health Care Plan. Also, a certified trainer may be able conduct the training at your site.
Contact us for more information!
Aug 25, 2021
The newest e-Learning course, "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis: Elijah’s Law", is available for training.
During this fully narrated course trainees will gain information on how to prevent, recognize and act in the
event of an allergic reaction.
This course will provide 1-hour of training in the following OCFS training topics:
- Principles of Childhood Development
- Safety and Security Procedures
- Business Record Maintenance and Management