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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

2017 funding is available for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid training (CPR/FA). Apply online through EIP.

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 and to help offset the cost of Health and Safety training for new providers.

Sign up for ECETP videoconferences

Videoconference training allows you to learn from experts and other child care providers while networking and sharing your experience with other professionals.

What's New?

Jan 13, 2017

Important News for Schools and Child Care Facilities: Flu Season. Schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, within their facilities. Information should be posted starting now. Influenza season begins in early fall and can last through May. Read more at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services website.

Dec 09, 2016

The Flu Shot is Your Best Shot! It's not too late to get the flu shot... An annual flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against the flu. Visit the link to read the full article at the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

Dec 02, 2016

Study: Daily Routines Impact Childhood Development. A collaborative study, led by University at Albany psychologist Jennifer Weil Malatras, found that individuals who grow up with predictable, daily routines are less likely to have time management or attention problems as adults. Visit the link to read the full article.

Dec 02, 2016

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) 2017. The Information Booklet and Application for the 2017 Educational Incentive Program is now available online. You can also apply online right on our website.

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