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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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Oct 20, 2021

Do you need to make physical changes to your program because of COVID-19? 

You can use Child Care Stabilization grant money to pay for things like upgrading playgrounds, installing touch-free faucets, and replacing carpet with linoleum. Check out this Child Care Stabilization Grant video for more information. Questions? Visit the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant page.

Oct 20, 2021

¿Necesita realizar cambios físicos a su programa debido a COVID-19? 

Puede utilizar los fondos de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para pagar cosas como mejorar las áreas de juegos, instalar llaves sin contacto y reemplazar las alfombras con linóleo. Mire este video de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para obtener más información. ¿Preguntas? Visite el sitio web del Centro de ayuda de estabilización.

Oct 12, 2021

The newest e-Learning course, "What Is Legally Exempt Child Care?," is available for training. 

This fully narrated course is targeted to enrolled legally exempt providers and people interested in becoming enrolled legally exempt providers. The training discusses why enrolled legally exempt child care might be the right option for families, or un-enrolled providers. It defines the different types of legally exempt child care. Finally, it gives participants an overview of the New York State regulations enrolled legally exempt providers must follow.

This course will provide you with 1 hour of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Child Day Care Program Development
  • Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care

Register for the newest e-Learning course, "What Is Legally Exempt Child Care?" today!

Oct 12, 2021

Did you know you can use Child Care Stabilization Grant money to pay for Personnel Costs, Child Care Costs, Employee benefits, and so much more?  Child Care Stabilization Grant video on YouTube.

Don't hesitate, check out this video now for more information!

Oct 04, 2021

Explore Early Childhood Career Pathways and Opportunities. 

Eight Regional Early Childhood Career Development Centers conveniently located across NYS offer comprehensive career advisement and development services at no cost to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals. Take advantage of these free services to plan your professional development activities and enhance your career. Visit the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute for more information or to explore the Job Board.

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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.

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