EIP is now accepting applications for the 2022 scholarship year.
Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, Programa de Incentivos Educativos:
Solicitud de beca y folleto informativo (2022).
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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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Jan 20, 2022

The newest eLearning course, "Child Care Requirements and Resources for Legally Exempt Providers" is available for training. 

This fully narrated course explains how to use the resources in the Enrollment Information Packet for Legally Exempt Providers (OCFS-7026) to promote children's health and safety. It summarizes circumstances under which providers are required to contact families and enrollment agencies. The course also describes the different kinds of inspections that programs and providers may undergo, how to prepare for them, and what to expect during an inspection.

This course will provide you with 1.5 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Safety and Security
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Business Records
  • Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care
  • Child Care Program

Register today.


Jan 19, 2022

Part 415 Child Care Services (child care subsidy, legally exempt providers) is now available in Spanish. 

Check out OCFS's Child Care Regulations and Policies page to review Part 415 in Spanish. It’s available as a PDF or downloadable Word document.


Jan 19, 2022

Parte 415 Servicios de Cuidado Infantil (cuidado infantil subsidiado, proveedores legalmente exentos) ya está disponible en español. 

Vea la página de OCFS Regulaciones y Pólizas para revisar la Parte 415 en español. Se encuentra disponible en formato PDF o documento descargable en Word.

Si su enlace no se encuentra automáticamente traducido al español, siga las siguientes instrucciones para traducir la página de OCFS al español: una vez en la página, deslice en la pantalla hasta que vea una opción de color púrpura a su mano izquierda que lee "Translate this page", seleccione la opción, seleccione "Select Language" y finalmente seleccione "Spanish" de la lista de opciones.


Jan 03, 2022

MAT Scholarship Progran Beginning January 2, 2022. 

The MAT Rebate Program will be become the MAT Scholarship Program beginning January 2022! All child care providers and employees in New York State working in family day care, group family day care, school-age child care, day care centers, small day care centers or legally exempt providers are eligible. Read more information about the MAT Scholarship.


Dec 31, 2021

El Programa de Incentivos Educativos (EIP) 2022.  Programa de Incentivo Educativo, Solicitud de becas y folleto informativo (PDF)

Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, Programa de Incentivos Educativos: Solicitud de beca y folleto informativo (2022).


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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.

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