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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

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.

Funding is available to help child care providers obtain professional development and education, to help facilities offset the cost of MAT training.

Virtual Classes offer interactive online training on early childhood education topics. Classes are instructor-led and feature video, interactive discussion, activities and resources. Classes can be taken on a desktop computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

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May 16, 2022

Infant Formula Shortages 

On May 12, 2022, Governor Hochul announced resources for New York families amid nationwide infant formula shortages. Please visit the OCFS website for details or go to the Governor's site for more information. Please share this information with impacted families!


Mar 28, 2022

Do you know: you cannot see, smell, or taste lead in water? 

Testing is the only way to know if lead is present. The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is proud to be implementing the Lead Testing in Drinking Water Program, at no cost, for licensed and registered child care facilities. Please visit the OCFS webpage for more information and to learn all the details about this program.


Mar 28, 2022

Sabe usted que: ¿no puede ver, oler o probar el plomo en el agua? 

Haciendo una prueba es la única forma de saber si hay plomo presente. La Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias (OCFS, por sus siglas en inglés) se enorgullece de implementar el Programa de Pruebas de Plomo en el Agua Potable, sin costo alguno, para centros de cuidado infantil autorizados y registrados. Visite la página web de la OCFS para obtener más información y conocer todos los detalles sobre este programa.


Mar 28, 2022

The eLearning "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis: Elijah’s Law" is now available in Spanish. 

This valuable training will help you prepare for preventing and responding to allergic reactions in children.

The course provides 1 hour of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of Childhood Development
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Business Record Maintenance and Management

Please note, this course is also available as an On-Demand Training. Check out the On-Demand section of our website for more information.


Mar 28, 2022

El eLearning "Identificando y respondiendo a la anafilaxia: la Ley de Elijah" se encuentra ahora disponible en español. 

Este valioso entrenamiento le ayudará a prepararse para prevenir y responder a reacciones alérgicas en los niños

El curso provee 1 hora de entrenamiento en los siguientes temas de entrenamiento de OCFS:

  • principios de desarrollo de la niñez
  • procedimientos de seguridad y protección
  • mantenimiento y manejo de los registros de la empresa

Por favor note, este curso también se encuentra disponible en entrenamiento bajo demanda (On-Demand). Verifique nuestra sección de Bajo Demanda en la página web para más información.


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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.

Read about the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Download: Medication Administration Training (MAT) brochure (PDF format)

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