IMPORTANT new information is available regarding EIP SCHOLARSHIPS for CDA ASSESSMENT and RENEWAL FEES. PLEASE READ!

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.



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Jan 31, 2019

IMPORTANT new information is available regarding EIP Scholarships for CDA Assessment and Renewal Fees. Please read!  

Jan 18, 2019

El Programa de Incentivo Educativo (EIP) 2019. Cuidado Infantil del Estado de Nueva York, Programa de Incentivo Educativo: Solicitud de becas y folleto informativo (2019).

Dec 17, 2018

OCFS has launched the Facility Application and Management System (FAMS). FAMS is a secure process that will first be available to all new Day Care Center (DCC) and School-Age Child Care (SACC) applicants to complete and submit their initial application for a child care license or registration online. Check out this video to learn more.

Dec 10, 2018

New Online Course: Prevention and Identification of Brain Injuries, Including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). The newest e-Learning course "Prevention and Identification of Brain Injuries, Including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)" is available for training. During this fully narrated course you will learn information pertaining to common causes of brain injuries in children as well as brain injury prevention tips that can be used in childcare programs and shared with families. Learning points of the training are enhanced throughout using video clips and interactive exercises. This course will provide you with 2 hours of training in the following OCFS training topics: Principles of childhood development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care, Safety and security procedures, Education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome, Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care, Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment, and Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention.

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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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