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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

The 2018 Early Childhood Webcast training schedule is now available.

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?

Feb 26, 2018

The 2018 Early Childhood Webcast training schedule is now available.  

Feb 21, 2018

Need training in business, program development or another OCFS topic area? Join us for our 2018 Webcasts! Titles include "Building Healthy Relationships with Effective Communication," "Educating for Sustainability" and "Town Hall Meeting - Examining the Business Side of Child Care." More information can be found on our website. Register today online!

Feb 12, 2018

El Programa de Incentivo Educativo (EIP) 2018. Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, El Programa de Incentivo Educativo: 2018 Solicitud de becas y folleto informativo.

Dec 04, 2017

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) 2018. The Information Booklet and scholarship applications for the 2018 Educational Incentive Program are now available online. You can also apply online right on our website.

Nov 27, 2017

Interested in Becoming an On-Demand Trainer? Are you looking for new ways to train your staff? Do you need more flexibility with scheduling? Our On-Demand training can help! This feature gives you 24/7 access to a selection of our previously recorded webcasts, including handout materials. You are eligible to be an approved On-Demand Trainer if you're a Child Day Care Center Director or Director of a School-Age Child Care program. Once you're approved, simply pick a topic and schedule a training time that works best for you and your staff. Visit the On-Demand Web Based Training page for more information.

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OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

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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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