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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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Feb 20, 2024

Directors and Trainers— Are you looking for in-service training opportunities? 

On-Demand Training gives you 24/7 access to 22 training topics. They include handout materials, activities, and directions for conducting On-Demand Training sessions. Directors and/or qualified trainers in child day care centers, school-age child care programs, enrolled legally exempt group programs, and qualified trainers in CCR&Rs and can apply to become On-Demand Trainers. Learn more about On-Demand Training!.

Feb 16, 2024

El curso eLearning "Desarrollando sobre los fundamentos de salud y seguridad" se encuentra ahora disponible en español. 

Durante este curso completamente narrado, los aprendices recibirán una revisión de la información importante presentada en el Aprendizaje a distancia sobre fundamentos de salud y seguridad. También se les proveerán actualizaciones e información nueva en todas las áreas de los requisitos de salud y seguridad obligatorios a nivel federal.

Este curso imparte cinco (5) horas de capacitación en los siguientes temas de capacitación de la OCFS:

  • Principios de desarrollo de la niñez
  • Seguridad y protección
  • Estatutos y regulaciones sobre el cuidado infantil
  • Experiencias adversas en la niñez
  • Nutrición y salud
  • Registros empresariales
  • Estatutos y regulaciones sobre el CAM
  • Desarrollo de un programa de cuidado infantil
  • Identificación y prevención del CAM
  • Síndrome del bebé sacudido

Inscríbase hoy.

Feb 16, 2024

The e-Learning course, "Building on the Foundation of Health and Safety" is now available in Spanish. 

During this fully narrated course, trainees will receive a review of important information presented in the Foundations in Health and Safety e-Learning. They will also be provided with updates and new information in all areas of the federally mandated health and safety requirements.

This course will provide 5 (five) hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of Childhood Development
  • Safety and Security
  • Child Care Statutes and Regs
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Business Records
  • CAM Statutes and Regs
  • Child Care Program Development
  • CAM ID and Prevention
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

Register for the latest e-Learning coursestoday.

Feb 13, 2024

COVID and Communicable Disease Reporting. 

OCFS issued a Dear Provider Letter in English and Spanish that addressed several questions concerning COVID-19 and communicable disease reporting.

All programs located outside NYC must report all communicable diseases to the local health department in the county where the patient resides. They must use:

Programs located in NYC must use the NYC DOHMH Communicable Disease Reporting Form.

We encourage you to reach out to your regulator with any questions.

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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

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