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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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Sep 17, 2021

Emergency Face Covering Regulation. 

Effective September 16, 2021, OCFS has implemented an emergency regulation mandating all people in a child care setting to wear a mask indoors. The mandate applies to all people aged 2 and older who are able to medically tolerate a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, visit the OCFS website.

A partir del 16 septiembre de 2021, la Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias (OCFS) ha implementado un reglamento de emergencia que obliga a todas las personas en un entorno de cuidado infantil a usar una máscara o barbijo en espacios interiores. El mandato se aplica a todas las personas mayores de 2 años que puedan tolerar médicamente una cobertura facial, independientemente del estado de vacunación. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de la OCFS.

Sep 13, 2021

New Virtual Class Opportunity: "Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)". 

Registration is now open for the newest virtual class, "Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)" on Monday, October 12th. Join us to learn what developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is and why it's so important to support the optimal learning and development of children. Capacity is limited so register today.

Sep 10, 2021

Applying for the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant?  a YouTube video is available to help you with the Child Stabilization

You can use this money to pay for things in your program like cleaning supplies or PPE, play equipment, or staff training. Watch this Child Stabilization Grant video for more information. Questions? Visit the OCFS Child Care Stabilization grant page.

Aug 27, 2021

Child Care Stabilization Grant. 

Did you know you can use the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant to provide you and your staff with 15-hours of classroom Health and Safety training? This course gives in-depth, hands-on training on keeping children safe and healthy. From supervision to cleaning and sanitizing, you'll learn about locating and following the regulations and your Health Care Plan. Also, a certified trainer may be able conduct the training at your site. Contact us for more information!

Aug 25, 2021

The newest e-Learning course, "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis: Elijah’s Law", is available for training. 

During this fully narrated course trainees will gain information on how to prevent, recognize and act in the event of an allergic reaction.

This course will provide 1-hour of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of Childhood Development
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Business Record Maintenance and Management

Register today.

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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)

Go to our for providers page for more resources!


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