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?

Nov 01, 2018

EIP scholarship application deadline. EIP applications for training taken in 2018 must be submitted by Saturday, December 1, 2018 to be considered for a scholarship. Applications for 2018 training will not be accepted after that date. We will begin accepting applications for 2019 scholarships on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Sep 24, 2018

NYS Pyramid Model Program-Wide Implementation Application for Cohort 3 – Due October 1!  

Sep 18, 2018

Register today! Seats are filling up at locations all over the state to participate in the October 25, 2018 webcast "Town Hall Meeting: Examining the Business Side of Child Care." The everyday actions and decisions of all individuals employed in a child care program (not just the director or owner/operator) can have a significant impact on its success as a business. During this unique training, attorney and child care business expert Tom Copeland, and OCFS regulations expert Mark DeCicco, analyze case studies and highlight regulatory red flags with professionals from the child care community. At your site, you'll dissect the case studies and discuss your findings with your group. Then all participants around the state will tune in to hear what the experts Mr. Copeland and Mr. DeCicco have to say about the case studies and what you can do to avoid similar risky situations. The webcast is going to be packed with valuable information that will help fulfill the business maintenance responsibilities of your program. You're not going to want to miss out, so register today!

Jun 26, 2018

News to Use. This video provides important information regarding the change of season, hiring seasonal staff, Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, and the Eco-Healthy Child Care program. From "6-7-18 Educating for Sustainability."

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For Providers

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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