Skip to Content

Early Childhood Education and Training Program


All licensed/registered and enrolled legally-exempt programs need to comply with NYS OCFS emergency regulations related to health and safety by September 30, 2017. This interactive 5-hour course can help you meet your requirements, so sign up and take "Foundations in Health and Safety e-Learning," today!

More About Mandated Health and Safety Training

Caring for children in family day care or group family day care program is a big responsibility. The health and safety of children in care is the highest priority for both the provider and for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

To ensure that new providers are prepared for this responsibility, they must complete health and safety training approved by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This requirement affects anyone applying to become a family or group family day care provider after March 5, 2001.

Approved trainings include:

  • Health and Safety: Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Day Care Provider, developed by the Early Childhood Education and Training Program in collaboration with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.