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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:

  • Behavior Management in Group Care
  • Coaching: It Works Both Ways
  • Collaborative Investigations for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Collaborative Investigations for Child Abuse and Maltreatment (Webex)
  • Effective Documentation (Webex)
  • Effective Inspections: An Overview
  • Effective Inspections: Observation and Note-Taking (Webex)
  • Effective Inspections: Professional Communication
  • Focus on Fire Safety (Webex)
  • How Children Learn What We Teach: Emergent Curriculum for Preschoolers
  • How Children Learn What We Teach: Emergent Curriculum for School-Age Children
  • How Children Learn What We Teach: Infant and Toddler Brain Development
  • Introduction to Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Webex)
  • Introduction to Statute, Regulation, and Policy (Webex)
  • Is It a Violation? Day Care Centers (Webex)
  • Is It a Violation? Family Day Care (Webex)
  • Is It a Violation? Group Family Day Care (Webex)
  • Is It a Violation? School-Age Child Care (Webex)
  • Is This a SACC Program? (Webex)
  • New Regulator Institute
  • Regulatory Supervisor Training
  • Special Circumstances Reporting (Webex)
  • Supporting Pyramid Model Practices
  • The Regulator’s Guide to Fire and Safety Compliance
  • The Regulator’s Guide to MAT
  • Working Through Challenging Situations