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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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Nov 26, 2021

November 30th is the LAST DAY to apply for Child Care Stabilization Grants. 

You can use Child Care Stabilization Grant money to pay for food, food services, and equipment and materials for mealtimes! Check out this Child Stabilization Grant PDF for more information. Questions? Visit the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant page.


Nov 26, 2021

El 30 de noviembre es el ÚLTIMO DÍA para solicitar la Subvención de Estabilidad de Cuidado Infantil. 

¡Puede utilizar los fondos de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para pagar alimentos y servicios alimentarios, y equipos y materiales para las comidas! Mire este PDF de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para obtener más información. ¿Preguntas? Visite el sitio web del Centro de ayuda de estabilización.


Nov 24, 2021

Do you need to make physical changes to your program because of COVID-19? 

You can use Child Care Stabilization grant money to pay for things like upgrading playgrounds, installing touch-free faucets, and replacing carpet with linoleum. Check out this Child Care Stabilization Grant video for more information. Questions? Visit the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant page.


Nov 24, 2021

¿Necesita realizar cambios físicos a su programa debido a COVID-19? 

Puede utilizar los fondos de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para pagar cosas como mejorar las áreas de juegos, instalar llaves sin contacto y reemplazar las alfombras con linóleo. Mire este video de la Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para obtener más información. ¿Preguntas? Visite el sitio web del Centro de ayuda de estabilización.


Nov 23, 2021

Are you or your staff interested in getting a COVID-19 booster? 

You can use Child Care Stabilization Grant money to pay for support for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This can include appointments, paid sick leave, and transportation costs. Watch these Child Care Stabilization Grant videos for more information:

Remember, the last day to apply for a Child Care Stabilization Grant is Nov. 30th!


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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

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