Jul 26, 2021
P-3 Virtual Summer Institute 2021.
The NYS Council on Children and Families (CCF) is partnering with the NYS Education Department's Office of Early
Learning to convene the annual P-3 Summer Institute. This event will be held virtually. Presentations will be
published each Thursday from July 22 - August 12, 2021. Once published, participants may register and view them
at any time. All presentations may be viewed free of charge! Watch for the registration links – they will be made
available on the dates that presentations are released.
Visit the New York State Education Department website for more information and registration details.
Jul 12, 2021
The newest e-Learning course "Information and Resources to Promote a Successful Program" is available for training.
During this fully narrated course trainees will gain information on ways to help their child care
program thrive by being aware of legal requirements, continuing to learn and building partnerships
in the child care community.
This course will provide 2-hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:
- Business record maintenance and management
- Safety and security procedures
Jul 08, 2021
$25 Million Essential Worker Scholarship.
OCFS is accepting applications for the essential worker scholarship program made available through
federal funding relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Encourage "essential worker" parents of children in
your program to consider applying. Under this grant, funding will be paid on behalf of the essential
worker directly to the program of their choice. All licensed/registered/permitted or enrolled
legally exempt group programs are eligible to receive payments, provided the program is in good
standing with OCFS. Visit the OCFS web site for
more information on eligibility and to apply.
Jul 08, 2021
Directors and Trainers— are you looking for in-service training opportunities?
On-Demand Training gives you 24/7 access to 20 training topics. They include handout materials,
activities, and directions for conducting On-Demand training sessions. Directors and/or qualified
trainers in child day care centers and school-age child care programs can apply to become On-Demand
Trainers. Learn more about On-Demand Training!.
Jun 23, 2021
New Virtual Class Opportunity.
Registration is now open for the newest virtual class "Supporting Mental Health through Quality Programming" on Monday, July 12th.
Join us to learn about what mental health is and why it's so important to support the mental health of children and adults.
We will also share information about environmental changes you can make in your program to improve everyone's mental health.
Capacity is limited so register today.