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Early Childhood Education and Training Program



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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 and to help offset the cost of Health and Safety training for new providers.

Sign up for ECETP videoconferences

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




What's New?

Mar 27, 2015

A Closer Look at the New Day Care Center and School-Age Regulations. Join us for our next videoconference titled "A Closer Look at the New Day Care Center and School-Age Regulations" on April 30, 2015. During this informative training representatives from the Office of Children and Family Services will review the importance of regulations and discuss how they affect the important work you do with the children in your care. Guests will also highlight specific upcoming changes to the Day Care Center and School-Age Child Care regulations to keep you informed and up to date. It's going to be packed with information that you're not going to want to miss, so register today by visiting the link above.

Mar 05, 2015

Additional Trainings Added for Owners of Multiple FDC and GFDC Programs. Child care providers who own multiple family and/or group family day care programs are required by regulation to complete a mandatory training developed specifically for this group of providers. Click the link above for more information about this training, to see the new training dates and locations that have been added, and to register. Registration for this course is required, since walk-ins cannot be admitted.

Feb 25, 2015

The 2015 Early Childhood Videoconference training schedule is now open for registration.  

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