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 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).


Dec 20, 2021

Registration is now open for all 2022 Virtual Class offerings! 

These interactive trainings on a variety of early education topics offer you a chance to interact with other providers to share ideas and best practices. Class size is limited, so be sure to register for Virtual Class training and secure your seat today!


Dec 17, 2021

Have you taken the "Identifying and Responding to Anaphylaxis: Elijah's Law" e-Learning yet? 

This valuable training will you help prepare for preventing and responding to allergic reactions in children.

The course provides 1 hour of training in the following OCFS training topics:

  • Principles of Childhood Development
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Business Record Maintenance and Management

Please note, this course is also available as an On-Demand Training. Check out the On-Demand section of our website for more information.


Dec 17, 2021

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

On-Demand Training gives you 24/7 access to 21 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 and school-age child care programs can apply to become On-Demand Trainers.

You can also apply to deliver On-Demand Training virtually through 6/30/22. Our 21 On-Demand courses are now available for scheduling from today until 9/30/22. Learn more about On-Demand Training!


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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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