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?

Mar 06, 2018

Building Healthy Relationships with Effective Communication. Join us on April 12, 2018 for our webcast "Building Healthy Relationships with Effective Communication." You'll learn how to use strong, professional communication skills to create a welcoming atmosphere, resolve conflicts and communicate sensitive information. You will also gain knowledge of the ins and outs of using social networking as a way to communicate in the early childhood field, as well as tips on how to cultivate a stronger relationship with your licensor or registrar. It's going to be packed with information that you're not going to want to miss, so register today!

Mar 06, 2018

EIP Scholarships for coaching are available for child care providers. Professional development hours obtained through coaching are eligible to be used towards the 30 hour regulatory training requirements. Child care providers interested in applying for coaching can get more information by visiting the attached link.

Feb 26, 2018

The 2018 Early Childhood Webcast training schedule is now available.  

Feb 21, 2018

Need training in business, program development or another OCFS topic area? Join us for our 2018 Webcasts! Titles include "Building Healthy Relationships with Effective Communication," "Educating for Sustainability" and "Town Hall Meeting - Examining the Business Side of Child Care." More information can be found on our website. Register today online!

Feb 12, 2018

El Programa de Incentivo Educativo (EIP) 2018. Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, El Programa de Incentivo Educativo: 2018 Solicitud de becas y folleto informativo.

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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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