Medication Administration Training (MAT)
Caring for children in child day care programs is a big responsibility. Giving medication may be part of this care. That's why the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has specific regulations about giving medication to children in child day care settings. The regulations require all child day care programs that choose to administer medication, other than over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen and topically applied insect repellent, to meet certain conditions including having staff who are approved to give medication in a child care setting.
OCFS has approved the Medication Administration Training course to help you meet this requirement. You can take the MAT course either in a classroom or by independent study.
Download the MAT brochure below, and read all about Medication Administration Training (MAT).