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 10, 2018

New Online Course: Prevention and Identification of Brain Injuries, Including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). The newest e-Learning course "Prevention and Identification of Brain Injuries, Including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)" is available for training. During this fully narrated course you will learn information pertaining to common causes of brain injuries in children as well as brain injury prevention tips that can be used in childcare programs and shared with families. Learning points of the training are enhanced throughout using video clips and interactive exercises. This course will provide you with 2 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics: Principles of childhood development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care, Safety and security procedures, Education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome, Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care, Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment, and Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention.

Dec 03, 2018

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) 2019. The Information Booklet and scholarship applications for the 2019 Educational Incentive Program are now available online. You can also apply online right on our website.

Nov 01, 2018

EIP scholarship application deadline. EIP applications for training taken in 2018 must be submitted by Saturday, December 1, 2018 to be considered for a scholarship. Applications for 2018 training will not be accepted after that date. We will begin accepting applications for 2019 scholarships on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Sep 24, 2018

NYS Pyramid Model Program-Wide Implementation Application for Cohort 3 – Due October 1!  

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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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