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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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Jun 28, 2022

Directors and Trainers: Are you looking for in-service training opportunities? 

On-Demand Training gives you 24/7 access to 22 training topics. They include handout materials, activities, and directions for conducting On-Demand Training sessions. Directors and/or qualified trainers in child day care and school-age child care programs can apply to become On-Demand Trainers. Learn more about On-Demand Training!.


Jun 21, 2022

CPSC and Fisher-Price Warn Consumers About 13 Deaths in Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers: Advise Rockers Should Never Be Used for Sleep. 

The safest place for babies to sleep is alone, on their backs, in a standard crib or bassinette on a firm mattress. Per regulations, children may not sleep or nap in car seats, baby swings, strollers, infant seats or bouncy seats (416.7, 417.7, 418-1.7, 418-2.7). Check the DCCS website to review safe sleep regulations for your type of care. You can also visit OCFS's Safe Sleep webpage for more information.


Jun 15, 2022

Are you interested in implementing the Pyramid Model in your program? 

Sign up for this preparation series: "Roadmap to NYS Pyramid Model Implementation". An overview of the Pyramid Model, how it complements other NYS initiatives, and what's involved in becoming an implementing program will be covered.

View the registration flyer for more information and to register online.


Jun 10, 2022

What is Anaphylaxis? Do You and Your Staff Know What to Do? 

Reach out to your regulator to obtain copies of the poster entitled, "What is Anaphylaxis?". The posters will serve as a visual reminder to staff in the classroom. Visit the OCFS website for a paper size version of the poster.


Jun 01, 2022

Best Practices in Child Care Health Consultation Webinar: June 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM. 

This webinar highlights how child care health consultants (CCHCs) can best influence children's health and well-being. There are many variations in the types of work CCHC does, strategies for funding CCHCs, and ways to coordinate the CCHC workforce.

Register for the webinar here. You may also watch the full CCHC webinar series on demand.


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OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

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Distance Learning (e-Learning) Courses

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.


The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Training offers FREE 24/7 online Mandated Reporter Training in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification.

Read about the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Download: Medication Administration Training (MAT) brochure (PDF format)

Go to our for providers page for more resources!

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