May 19, 2020
"United in Hope: Caring for Children and Child Care Providers" is now available for viewing.
You can watch this special informational session sharing Center for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health and
Office of Children and Family Services guidance, best practices, and perhaps most importantly, hope. Please note training
credit is no longer available for this session. For more video resources,
subscribe to our YouTube channel.
May 08, 2020
Attention Training Organizations: Virtual Training Survey
Due to the inability to deliver in-person training during the COVID-19 emergency, 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. Training must be facilitated by a credentialed
trainer, and 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
In order for training participants to receive training credit, virtual training must be approved through this
process and posted to the PDP Early Childhood Education and Training Program website and/or Aspire event calendar
prior to delivery.
A survey and shared mailbox have been developed to assist with evaluating virtual training proposals.
Proposed training events must be scheduled to occur prior to July 1, 2020 to be eligible. The committee will evaluate
proposals expeditiously and track approved virtual trainings. This accommodation will provide a viable option to
child care programs seeking to continue to fulfill training requirements while classroom trainings are unavailable.
May 06, 2020
Training Update and Upcoming Courses.
Due to an overwhelming interest, "United in Hope: Caring for Children and Child Care Providers" on Thursday, May 7, 2020 and Tuesday, May 12, 2020 has reached maximum registration capacity. For more training opportunities during this time, please visit "Find Trainings" to register for other upcoming courses.