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?

Sep 19, 2019

Register today! Seats are filling up at locations all over the state to participate in the November 6, 2019 webcast "Town Hall Meeting: Child Abuse and Maltreatment." As a Mandated Reporter you are required, by law, to report cases of suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the Statewide Central Register. Knowing when to make that call can be a difficult decision, and certainty about what happens next may make it seem more intimidating. During this unique training, staff from the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Statewide Central Register (SCR), will analyze case studies and highlight 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 have to say about the case studies and what you can do to avoid similar risky situations. This training will cover the OCFS training topic areas of statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment; child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention and safety and security procedures. The webcast is going to be packed with valuable information that will help fulfill your responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter of child abuse and maltreatment. You're not going to want to miss out, so register today!

Sep 04, 2019

Seats are still available for Pyramid Model training. Register NOW for this NO-COST training opportunity! PDP sponsored Pyramid Model training is available at NO-COST for New York State childcare providers. To find an offering near you, visit the attached link.

Aug 12, 2019

Looking for FREE training that meets OCFS training requirements and conveniently fits into your busy schedule? Virtual Class webinars offer focused live interactive training exclusively for NYS-regulated child day care providers, with small class sizes for more individual attention. These webinars are offered evenings and weekends to help you make a big impact on your program with just a 90-minute time commitment—all you need is a computer, Internet access, and an ECETP account! Register today.

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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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