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?

May 07, 2019

CDC's Milestones Tracker app. The CDC has developed the Milestone Tracker app, now available for free download. Using the handy illustrated checklists, you can track child milestones from age 2 months to 5 years. This app also includes tips and activities, photos and videos to help identify milestones, appointment reminders, and milestone summaries.

Apr 24, 2019

No-cost, OCFS-sponsored training: Safety throughout the Year webcast. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 6:45 to 9:15 PM: Safety throughout the Year webcast. Register now and choose a location near you to attend this important training.

Mar 14, 2019

Register now for the April 11th Webcast! Register now for the April 11th webcast: Supporting Children and Families through Good Eating Practices.

Mar 13, 2019

No-Cost PDP-Sponsored Pyramid Model Classroom Training Available in 2019. PDP will be sponsoring no-cost Pyramid Model classroom training beginning in April 2019. Deliveries of the Pyramid Model Preschool Modules 1-3 and the Pyramid Model Infant and Toddler Modules 1-3 will be offered at various locations throughout New York State throughout the year. In order to be eligible, you must first create an ECETP account by clicking the "Log In" button in the top right corner of the homepage. You may search and register for available PDP Pyramid Model training on the ECETP Homepage by selecting "Find"; then "Find Trainings" on the toolbar at the top of the page or by clicking on the "Find Trainings" button in the middle of the homepage. Once on the training calendar site, select the PDP Pyramid Model checkbox under "Program" to find available trainings. Additional training deliveries will be added to the site throughout 2019, so check back often to see new classes and locations.

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For Providers

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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