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?

Apr 02, 2020

Interested in Becoming an On-Demand Trainer? Are you looking for new ways to train your staff? Do you need more flexibility with scheduling? On-Demand training can help! This feature gives you 24/7 access to a selection of our previously recorded webcasts, including handout materials. Click the link above to learn more about On-Demand Training!

Apr 01, 2020

On-Demand Trainers: 4 Trainings Now Available. 

  • Educating for Sustainability (NEW)
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment with a Focus on Understanding Brain Injury and Prevention
  • Addressing Challenging Behavior: An Overview of the Pyramid Model
  • Foundations in Health and Safety

Log into the Training Portal today to start scheduling new training sessions!

Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19 Information for Child Care Providers and Programs. Get the latest updates from a trusted source. The New York State Office and Children and Family Services has updated information on COVID-19 specifically for the Child Care community.

Mar 18, 2020

New e-Learning course available. The newest e-Learning course "Anti-Bias Education in Early Childhood" is available for training.

During this fully narrated course trainees will gain information on how to examine or re-examine their childcare program to identify opportunities for creating change in regard to anti-bias materials, activities and curriculum.

This course will provide you with 1.5 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of childhood development focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care
  • Child day care program development

Register today.

Mar 13, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information on Novel Coronavirus New York’s healthcare system is the best in the world, and our agencies are prioritizing testing, containment tracking and quarantine protocols to keep New Yorkers safe during this period.

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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)

Go to our for providers page for more resources!


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