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Early Childhood Education and Training Program


Take ECETP e-Learning courses online

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.

What types of scholarships, grants and rebates can I apply for?

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

Sign up for ECETP Webcast training

Webcast training allows you to learn from experts and other child care providers while networking and sharing your experience with other professionals.



What's New?

Jun 14, 2019

Free informational Webinar! The New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in collaboration with CTAC, is providing a free informational Webinar, the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. The Webinar will review the specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, as well as approaches to diagnosis. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the manual and CEUs will be offered. Register for this free Webinar on June 27th!

Jun 07, 2019

Register now for the July 16th Webcast! Join us on July 16, 2019 for our webcast "Safety throughout the Year." You'll learn the components of safe child care programs including emergency planning and communication. You will also learn about seasonal safety tasks and how to address topics such as animals in programs, environmental concerns and much more. It's going to be packed with information that you're not going to want to miss, so register today!

May 07, 2019

CDC's Milestones Tracker app. The CDC has developed the Milestone Tracker app, now available for free download. Using the handy illustrated checklists, you can track child milestones from age 2 months to 5 years. This app also includes tips and activities, photos and videos to help identify milestones, appointment reminders, and milestone summaries.

Apr 24, 2019

No-cost, OCFS-sponsored training: Safety throughout the Year webcast. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 6:45 to 9:15 PM: Safety throughout the Year webcast. Register now and choose a location near you to attend this important training.

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OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning Options

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)

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