Early Childhood Education and Training Program


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.

Sign up for ECETP Webcast training

Webcast training allows you to learn from experts and other child care providers while networking and sharing your experience with other professionals.



What's New?

Jan 22, 2020

El Programa de Incentivo Educativo (EIP) 2020. Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, Programa de Incentivo Educativo: Solicitud de becas y folleto informativo (2020).

Jan 13, 2020

On-Demand Trainers: 3 Trainings Now Available. The trainings are "Town Hall Meeting: Examining the Business Side of Child Care", "Safety throughout the Year" and "Foundations in Health and Safety". Log into the Training Portal today to start scheduling new training sessions!

Jan 09, 2020

Register now for Virtual Classroom offerings in 2020! Registration for all 2020 Virtual Classroom offerings is now open! New topics include program safety, nutrition and child abuse and maltreatment, in addition to several of 2019's popular topics. These 1.5-hour evening and weekend classes are available right from your home or office on a desktop, tablet or even a cell phone. All you need is a computer or device, Internet access, and your ECETP account. Availability for each class is limited, so register today!

Dec 12, 2019

Virtual Classroom offerings in 2019! Don't miss out! Register now for the final two Virtual Classroom offerings of 2019: "Moving and Grooving in your Child Care Program" on Wednesday, 12/18, and "Addressing Challenging Behavior: The Pyramid Model in Action" on Monday, 12/30. These free 1.5-hour evening and weekend Virtual Classes are available right from your home or office on a desktop, tablet or even a cell phone. All you need is a computer, Internet access, and your ECETP account. Availability is limited, so register today!

Dec 03, 2019

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) 2020. The 2020 Educational Incentive Program (EIP) scholarship application and brochure are now available online. Apply online now for classes beginning in 2020!

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For Providers

OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning Options

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)

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