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?

Aug 12, 2019

Looking for FREE training that meets OCFS training requirements and conveniently fits into your busy schedule? Virtual Class webinars offer focused live interactive training exclusively for NYS-regulated child day care providers, with small class sizes for more individual attention. These webinars are offered evenings and weekends to help you make a big impact on your program with just a 90-minute time commitment—all you need is a computer, Internet access, and an ECETP account! Register today.

Jul 22, 2019

New e-Learning course available: "Implicit Bias in Early Childhood". The newest e-Learning course "Implicit Bias in Early Childhood" is available for training. During this fully narrated course you will learn information pertaining to how implicit, or unrecognized, biases can influence the children, families and staff in your childcare program. Learning points of the training are enhanced throughout using video clips and interactive exercises. This course will provide you with 1.5 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, and Child day care program development. Register today.

Jul 18, 2019

Did you know? Your e-Learning training can be automatically uploaded to your Aspire account. Your e-Learning training can be automatically uploaded to your Aspire account. This can now be done without the need to make and mail copies of your certificates, etc. You only need to add your Aspire member number to your ECETP account profile. Aspire will do all the work of recording the hours and topics completed. This will not only make it easier to track your progress but also provides a great Professional development record for yourself. Visit the NY training Registry (ASPIRE) website to learn more and get started.

Jul 18, 2019

Register today for the Wednesday, November 6th Webcast, Town Hall Meeting: Child Abuse and Maltreatment.  

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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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