The complete video of the October 21, 2020 "Supporting Children in Child Care During the COVID-19 Emergency" training is now available for viewing.
El video completo del entrenamiento "Apoyando a los niños en el cuidado infantil durante la emergencia COVID-19" brindado el 22 de octubre de 2020 ahora esta disponible para verse.
No training credit will be issued for viewing this video. / No se dará crédito por ver este video grabado.
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Nov 02, 2020

The complete video of the October 21, 2020 "Supporting Children in Child Care During the COVID-19 Emergency" training is now available for viewing. 

This video features a candid conversation with author, speaker and trainer Barbara Kaiser about ways child care providers can support children and families as child care programs re-open or continue to provide care during the COVID-19 emergency.

No training credit will be issued for viewing this video.

General information questions regarding the video can be directed to ecetp@albany.edu

We hope you find the information in this video helpful to the important work you do with children and families every day.


Nov 02, 2020

El video completo del entrenamiento "Apoyando a los niños en el cuidado infantil durante la emergencia COVID-19" brindado el 22 de octubre de 2020 ahora esta disponible para verse. 

El video ofrece una conversación cándida con la autora, oradora y entrenadora Barbara Kaiser acerca de maneras en que los proveedores de cuidado infantil pueden apoyar a los niños y sus familias a la vez que los programas de cuidado infantil reabren o continúan proveyendo cuidado durante la emergencia del COVID-19.

No se dará crédito por ver este video grabado.

Las preguntas de información general acerca del video pueden dirigirse a: ecetp@albany.edu

Esperamos que encuentre que la información de este video sea de ayuda para el importante trabajo que usted hace para niños y familias cada día.


Oct 22, 2020

Attention Training Organizations: Approval for Virtual Training has been extended through 04/30/2021. 

OCFS will allow previously approved classroom training and newly approved virtual training (submitted through EIP Event Approval or Aspire Training Approval process) to be delivered using a virtual platform. In order for participants to receive training credits a written request to conduct trainer-led virtual training must be submitted to the Professional Development Program at Rockefeller College University at Albany (PDP), in consultation with OCFS, for review and approval. The training must be facilitated by a credentialed trainer. Complete and submit this survey to be considered for approval.


Oct 20, 2020

Good News for EIP Scholarship Applicants! 

Although the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) has depleted its funding for 2020, additional scholarship funds have been made available through the NYS B5 Project.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is administering these scholarship funds on behalf of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDGB5) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.

Applicants who are eligible for an EIP scholarship will instead receive a B5 scholarship to be used in the same way as an EIP scholarship. All applicants should continue to apply as they normally do through EIP and PDP will award the B5 scholarships with no additional steps needed to be completed by applicants. To learn more about the NYS B5 projects, visit The Council on Children and Families.


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