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?

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!

Nov 22, 2019

Licensed/Registered Child Day Care Regulations Update 2019. On September 25, 2019, the Office of Children and Family Services implemented new regulations for licensed and registered child care programs. The types of programs, or modalities include: Child Day Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes, Group Family Day Care Homes, School- Age Child Care and Small Day Care Centers. Although this presentation isn't a complete guide to the NYS Day Care Regulations, it does identify the sections of the regulations that have changed or have been added. This presentation will also tell you the type of program or modality the regulation affects.

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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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