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?

Feb 19, 2020

Register now for 2020 Webcast Training at a training site near you!  Webcasts are sponsored by the Office of Children and Family Services and are provided at no cost to you. Titles include: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder in the Preschool and School-Age Years, Trauma Informed Care, and Town Hall Meeting: Your Role in Supporting Challenging Behaviors. Read more about our 2020 webcast topics.

Feb 11, 2020

Register today for 2020 Virtual Classes! 2020 Virtual classes are already filling up, so be sure to register for your "seat" today! These 1.5-hour evening and weekend classes can be taken on a desktop, tablet or even a cell phone, right from the comfort of your own home. Just login to your ECETP account to register for classes and access your registered trainings and materials.

Feb 07, 2020

OCFS Dear Provider Letter Regarding Coronavirus. You can read the Dear Provider letter and other important information for providers at the attached link.

Jan 30, 2020

On-Demand Trainers: Plan Ahead in 2020! Get a head start on planning your staff training! All 2020 On-Demand Trainings are now available for scheduling in the Training Portal. This year's offerings feature new topics including safety, sustainability, and a new Town Hall Meeting. Click the link above to start scheduling your On-Demand Trainings today!

Jan 30, 2020

Interested in Becoming an On-Demand Trainer? Are you looking for new ways to train your staff? Do you need more flexibility with scheduling? On-Demand training can help! This feature gives you 24/7 access to a selection of our previously recorded webcasts, including handout materials. Visit the link above to learn more about On-Demand Training!

Jan 28, 2020

Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation 2020: March 5, 2020. Attention child care providers, Head Start staff, Pre-K, and others! Are you interested in applying to host and implement a Kindergarten Summit in 2020? Registration for this exciting orientation is now open! The purpose of the local Kindergarten Transition Summits is to encourage the development of local transition teams. Register online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTOrientation2020 or for questions email Nancy Hampton, NYSB5 Transition Coordinator: Nancy.Hampton@ccf.ny.gov. Space is limited, so register today!

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For Providers

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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