Early Childhood Education and Training Program


Take ECETP e-Learning courses online

e-Learning trainings are a convenient way for all child care providers in New York State to meet their required training hours at no cost.

What types of scholarships, grants and rebates can I apply for?

Funding is available to help child care providers obtain professional development and education, to help facilities offset the cost of MAT training.

Sign up for ECETP Webcast training

Webcast training allows you to learn from experts and other child care providers while networking and sharing your experience with other professionals.



What's New?

Oct 07, 2019

On-Demand Training Opportunity (Child Day Care Centers / School-Age Child Care Programs). Are you looking for new ways to train your staff? Do you need more flexibility with scheduling? Our On-Demand Training can help! This feature gives you 24/7 access to a selection of our previously recorded webcasts, including handout materials and directions for conducting the training and on-site activities. You're eligible to be an approved On-Demand Trainer if you're a director and/or qualified trainer in a child day care center or school-age child care program. Once you're approved, choose a topic and schedule a time that works best for you and your staff. If you'd like to become an On-Demand Trainer, visit the On-Demand Training page for more information.

Oct 03, 2019

On-Demand Trainers: 3 New Trainings Are Now Available. The three new trainings are: (1) Addressing Challenging Behavior: The Pyramid Model in Action, (2) More Than Just "Use Your Words": Promoting Positive Communication with Children, and (3) Nutrition: Obesity Prevention, Picky Eaters and Food Allergy Management. Log into the Training Portal today to start scheduling new training sessions!

Oct 03, 2019

Comprehensive Background Checks for Legally-Exempt Child Care Individuals. Beginning September 25th, 2019, Legally-Exempt providers will be subject to comprehensive background checks.

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OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning Options

Distance Learning (e-Learning) Courses

This video describes how to use the OCFS Reviewed Distance Learning Courses page, clarifies what courses count for training credit and which ones do not, and tells how to determine when a distance learning course can be used by providers to help them fulfill their required training hours.


The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Training offers FREE 24/7 online Mandated Reporter Training in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification.

Read about the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Download: Medication Administration Training (MAT) brochure (PDF format)

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