Guidance and Best Practices for Child Care Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Emergency is now available for viewing.
Please note: training credit is no longer available for this session.
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Jul 30, 2020

Virtual Thursdays! - The Office of Early Learning at NYSED Presents: P-3 Summer Institute. 

The NYS Council on Children and Families, through it's federal NYSB5 Grant, is co-sponsoring with the New York State Education Department, Office of Early Learning the annual P-3 Summer Institute.

During the month of August, you'll be able to access webinars and videos covering the topics of equity and social justice, anti-bias education, and more. New material will be available on the website every Thursday during August. Visit NYSED for more details.


Jul 23, 2020

Attention Training Organizations: Approval for Virtual Training has been extended through 12/31/2020. 

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.


Jul 07, 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. Click the link above to learn more about On-Demand Training!


Jul 02, 2020

"Guidance and Best Practices for Child Care Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Emergency" is now available for viewing. 

This special training provides guidance and clarification on interim guidelines for child care programs operating during the COVID-19 emergency. Discussion around best practice recommendations will also be addressed. This recorded session is for informational purposes only. Training credit will not be issued.


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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)

Go to our for providers page for more resources!

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