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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

Regulator Training

More About Regulator Training

The mission of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services, is to promote and protect the health, safety and development of children in out-of-home child day care settings. The Regulator Training Program supports this mission by providing instruction on a variety of topics relevant to the work child day care regulatory staff:

  • Child day care licensors and registrars
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Early Childhood Education Consultants and Public Health Sanitarians
  • OCFS Fire Safety Representatives

Through these trainings, regulatory staff can enhance their skills for monitoring regulatory compliance and offering effective technical assistance to child day care providers throughout New York State. Trainings are currently offered via live classroom courses, iLinc computer-based training courses, and webcast call discussions.

The Professional Development Program conducts periodic Child Day Care Regulatory Staff Training Institutes to provide new child day care regulators with a solid foundation for their field work and interactions with providers. In addition to the Institutes, PDP offers ongoing training in the following topics for all child day care regulatory staff:

  • Child Day Care Programming
  • Coaching Fundamentals (for supervisory staff)
  • Coaching Practicum (for supervisory staff)
  • Collaborative Investigations for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Discipline in Group Care
  • Effective Inspections: An Overview
  • Effective Inspections: Observation and Note-taking (iLinc and webcast call discussion)
  • Effective Inspections: Professional Communication
  • Focused DAP: Infants and Toddlers
  • Focused DAP: Preschoolers
  • Focused DAP: School-age Children 
  • Interviewing Children
  • LL: Effective Documentation
  • LL: Intro NYS Building and Fire Codes DCC/SACC
  • LL: Intro to NYS Building and Fire Codes FDC/GFDC
  • LL: Special Circumstances Reporting
  • NYS Child Day Care Law 390 – Training Space
  • Safety Assessment
  • The Regulator’s Guide to Health and Safety Training
  • The Regulator’s Guide to Medication Administration Training