announcement The last day to submit an EIP application for the 2022 scholarship year will be Thursday, December 1, 2022. All application supporting documentation must be received by 12/30/2022. No awards for 2022 training will be issued after 12/30/2022. EIP will begin accepting applications for the 2023 scholarship year on Friday, December 2, 2022.
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Early Childhood Education and Training Program

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.

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

Virtual Classes offer interactive online training on early childhood education topics. Classes are instructor-led and feature video, interactive discussion, activities and resources. Classes can be taken on a desktop computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

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Oct 31, 2022

The last day to submit an EIP application for the 2022 scholarship year will be Thursday, December 1, 2022. 

All application-supporting documentation must be received by 12/30/2022. No awards for 2022 training will be issued after 12/30/2022.

EIP will begin accepting applications for the 2023 scholarship year on Friday, December 2, 2022.


Oct 31, 2022

New Virtual Class Opportunity: Registration is now open for the newest virtual class "Supporting Children with Special Needs through Inclusive Child Care" on Monday, November 21st. 

Additional sessions in English and Spanish will be offered in December.

Join us to explore ways you can work with and support children with special needs through inclusion in your program. You will learn definitions, laws, regulations and systems in place to help children with special needs and their families.

Capacity is limited so register today.


Oct 20, 2022

New Virtual Class Opportunity: Registration is now open for "Do You Know Why? The Importance of Understanding Allergies" being offered on Tuesday, November 15th. 

Join us to learn more about allergies and anaphylaxis, Elijah's Law and the "why" behind the regulations. We will share information about communication and initiatives involving allergies as well as good strategies and techniques you can implement in your program to keep all children safe.

Capacity is limited so register today.


Oct 20, 2022

NYSDOH Flu Education Amendment – Please Post! 

It's time to post information about the flu and the benefits of flu vaccination. For information regarding posting requirements and to locate flyers in multi-languages, visit Flu (Influenza) Information for Child-Care Providers and Schools (health.ny.gov).


Sep 20, 2022

Directors and Trainers— Are you looking for in-service training opportunities? 

On-Demand Training gives you 24/7 access to 22 training topics. They include handout materials, activities, and directions for conducting On-Demand Training sessions. Directors and/or qualified trainers in child day care centers and school-age child care programs can apply to become On-Demand Trainers. Learn more about On-Demand Training!


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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.

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