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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?

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.

Nov 30, 2016

New Online Course: Expulsion and Suspension Prevention Strategies. We are pleased to announce that we have added our newest e-Learning course titled "Expulsion and Suspension Prevention Strategies" to our course catalog. During this fully narrated course trainees will learn important information pertaining to the definition of the terms expulsion and suspension; research and statistics about expulsion and suspension of children in early childhood programs; negative effects expulsion and prevention can have on young children and their families, and preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of suspensions and expulsions that occur in early childhood. Learning points of the training are enhanced throughout using video clips and interactive exercises.

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