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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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Apr 11, 2024

El curso eLearning "Sesgo implícito en la primera infancia" se encuentra ahora disponible en español. 

Durante este curso completamente narrado, obtendrá información sobre cómo los sesgos implícitos, o no reconocidos, pueden influenciar a los niños, a sus familias y al personal en su programa de cuidado infantil. Los puntos de aprendizaje de la capacitación están mejorados mediante el uso de clips de video y ejercicios interactivos.

Este curso imparte 1.5 horas de capacitación en los siguientes temas de capacitación de la OCFS:

  • Principios de desarrollo de la niñez, enfocándose en las etapas de desarrollo de todos los grupos de edad a los que el programa proporcione cuidado
  • Desarrollo de un programa de cuidado infantil

Inscríbase hoy.


Apr 11, 2024

The e-Learning course, "Implicit Bias in Early Childhood" is now available in Spanish. 

During this fully narrated course, you will learn information pertaining to how implicit, or unrecognized, biases can influence the children, families and staff in your child care program. Learning points of the training are enhanced throughout using video clips and interactive exercises.

This course will provide 1.5 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of childhood development focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care
  • Child day care program development

Register today.


Apr 08, 2024

Reminder: Update your ECETP Profile. 

ECETP and OCFS have collaborated to implement a training certificate data transfer that makes it easier to track and report your ECETP training completions. All you need to do is update your ECETP profile.

Videos detailing the process can be found in both English and Spanish in the "Featured Videos" section of the ECETP website.

Remember, if you have recently applied for fingerprinting or have changed child care programs, go to the ECETP website and update your facility information in your ECETP profile today.


Apr 01, 2024

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Being a child care provider makes you a Mandated Reporter. This means you are legally obligated to report suspected child abuse and maltreatment to the Statewide Central Register EVERY time you have a suspicion.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month– a time to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to help prevent child abuse and neglect.

During this month, you are encouraged to take time to learn about, or refresh your knowledge of, the signs of child abuse and ways to prevent it. One way you can do this is by registering for CUNY's School of Professional Studies' updated Mandated Reporter Training on the ECETP website.

Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway website for more information on ways to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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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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