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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Oct 22, 2020

Attention Training Organizations: Approval for Virtual Training has been extended through 04/30/2021. 

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.


Oct 20, 2020

Good News for EIP Scholarship Applicants! 

Although the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) has depleted its funding for 2020, additional scholarship funds have been made available through the NYS B5 Project.

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is administering these scholarship funds on behalf of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDGB5) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.

Applicants who are eligible for an EIP scholarship will instead receive a B5 scholarship to be used in the same way as an EIP scholarship. All applicants should continue to apply as they normally do through EIP and PDP will award the B5 scholarships with no additional steps needed to be completed by applicants. To learn more about the NYS B5 projects, visit The Council on Children and Families.


Oct 16, 2020

Special live webinar training: "Supporting Children in Child Care During the COVID-19 Emergency". 

Please join us for this special live webinar training taken from your personal computer. Through a candid conversation with author, speaker and trainer, Barbara Kaiser, we will provide you with information on ways you can support children and families as childcare programs re-open or continue to provide care during the COVID-19 emergency.

This course will provide you with 1.5 hours of training.

Registration is now open but capacity is limited, so register today! Please note, you only need to register for ONE session.


Oct 16, 2020

Seminario web de capacitación especial en vivo: "Apoyando a los niños en el cuidado infantil durante la emergencia COVID-19". 

Únase a nosotros para este seminario web especial en vivo desde su computadora personal. A través de una conversación sincera con la autora, oradora y capacitadora, Barbara Kaiser, le proporcionaremos información sobre las formas en que puede apoyar a los niños y las familias a medida que los programas de cuidado infantil se reabren o continúan brindando atención durante la emergencia COVID-19.

Este curso le proporcionará 1.5 horas de formación.


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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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