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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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Dec 03, 2021

Attention Training Organizations: Approval for Virtual Training has been extended through 06/30/2021. 

OCFS will allow previously approved classroom training and newly approved virtual training (submitted through EIP Event Approval or Aspire Training Approval process) to be delivered using a virtual platform. In order for participants to receive training credits a written request to conduct trainer-led virtual training must be submitted to the Professional Development Program at Rockefeller College University at Albany (PDP), in consultation with OCFS, for review and approval. The training must be facilitated by a credentialed trainer. Complete and submit this survey to be considered for approval.


Dec 02, 2021

EIP is now accepting applications for the 2022 scholarship year. 

We are pleased to announce an upgraded application system with the start of the 2022 scholarship year. The new features remove nearly 100% of paper-based communications. Applicants will upload application supporting documents during the application submission process. Applications and awards will be signed electronically, and notifications regarding status changes and reminder emails will be automatically sent. Training must begin and end in 2022 to be considered for a scholarship.

The 2021 scholarship year is now closed, and we are no longer accepting applications.


Nov 30, 2021

Today is the LAST DAY to apply for a Child Care Stabilization Grant! 

Check out OCFS's Child Care Stabilization Grant web page for information on eligibility and how to apply.

OCFS is holding its final informational session today, Nov. 30th, at 1pm. You can find details on the session, in English and Spanish, in this flyer.


Nov 30, 2021

The ECETP web site and Training Portal site will be temporarily unavailable on December 2nd from 5am-8am. 

We thank you in advance for your patience while we conduct important maintenance.


Nov 29, 2021

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to apply for a Child Care Stabilization Grant. 

Check out OCFS's Child Care Stabilization Grant web page for information on eligibility and how to apply.

OCFS is also holding informational sessions today, Nov. 29th, and tomorrow, Nov. 30th. You can find details on these informational sessions, in English and Spanish, in this flyer.


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OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

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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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