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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

What is On-Demand Training?

On-Demand Training provides 24/7 access to a selection of previously recorded webcasts and current eLearning courses. On-Demand Trainings were developed in partnership with OCFS, and successful completion of these courses can help providers meet the OCFS training requirements. Course materials include handouts and directions for conducting the trainings. You can view a complete list of the On-Demand Training courses and the OCFS training topics they cover.

Who Can Be an Approved On-Demand Trainer?

  • Directors and/or qualified trainers in child day care centers, school-age child care programs, enrolled legally exempt group programs, and qualified trainers in CCR&Rs.
    Please note: child day care centers in NYC are overseen by the NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, not OCFS, and are governed by Article 47. Therefore, these programs are not eligible to participate in On-Demand Training.

What Does an On-Demand Training Look Like?

Before the training, log into PDP's Training Portal to choose a training topic and schedule a training time. Prepare for the training by reviewing the Trainer's Guide and printing all necessary training materials.

During the training, follow the Trainer's Guide to conduct the training, including on-site activities.

After the training, verify participants' attendance and post-test answers in the Training Portal.

How Do I Get Started?

Child day care centers, school-age child care programs, and enrolled legally exempt group programs:

  1. Create an ECETP Account if you don't already have one.
  2. Complete the online application form.


  • Send us an email to find out if your organization qualifies to conduct On-Demand Trainings.

Still have questions? Contact ECETP at