Guidance and Best Practices for Child Care Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Emergency is now available for viewing.
Please note: training credit is no longer available for this session.

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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.

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

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Jul 07, 2020

Interested in Becoming an On-Demand Trainer? 

Are you looking for new ways to train your staff? Do you need more flexibility with scheduling? On-Demand Training can help! This feature gives you 24/7 access to a selection of our previously recorded webcasts, including handout materials. Click the link above to learn more about On-Demand Training!

Jul 02, 2020

"Guidance and Best Practices for Child Care Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Emergency" is now available for viewing. 

This special training provides guidance and clarification on interim guidelines for child care programs operating during the COVID-19 emergency. Discussion around best practice recommendations will also be addressed. This recorded session is for informational purposes only. Training credit will not be issued.

Jul 01, 2020

On-Demand Trainers: 3 Trainings Now Available. 

  • Supporting Children and Families through Good Eating Practices (NEW)
  • Addressing Challenging Behavior: The Pyramid Model in Action
  • Foundations in Health and Safety.

Log into the Training Portal today to start scheduling new training sessions!

Jun 30, 2020

New sessions added! Special live webinar training: "Guidance and Best Practices for Child Care Programs Operating During the COVID-19 Emergency" 

Please join us for this special training. We will provide guidance and clarification on interim guidelines for child care programs operating during the COVID-19 emergency. We’ll also discuss best practice recommendations you can put into practice in your programs. You can register now for one of our 3 additional live sessions. They’ll be taking place on Wednesday, July 1st (1-2:30 PM) and Wednesday, July 1st (6:30-8 PM).

This course will provide you with 1.5 hours of training.

Registration is now open but capacity is limited, so register today! Please note, you only need to register for ONE session. If you are interested in congregate viewing of this training, email the ECETP mailbox for information.

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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.

Read about the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

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