Professional Development Program
University at Albany
State University of New York
Early Childhood Education and Training Program
Acceptable Documentation for Proof of Employment
(Submit one of the following with each application:)
||A copy of a valid child care license or registration with your name as the On-Site Provider.
A copy of your paystub or paycheck dated within the past 8 weeks and clearly showing the program's name.
If the employer name on your paystub does not match the child care program name of the license number you provided, please send a letter from your director on company letterhead explaining why the names don't match.
For FDC/GFDC Only - OCFS Clearance letter that has cleared you to provide care for children in a licensed or registered program.
The MAT Scholarship Program
The Medication Administration Training (MAT) Scholarship Program is designed to help child care providers pay for the cost of taking a NYS Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) approved MAT course.
Eligible participants can receive up to $240 for MAT classroom training, $150 for MAT Independent Study or $70 for the 3rd Online Renewal with Skills Competency.
Childcare providers may receive a scholarship once every 33 months.
- Applicants must be currently employed at a NYS OCFS or NYC DOHMH registered or licensed childcare program, a Legally Exempt child care program, or have submitted an application to NYS OCFS or NYC DOHMH to open a child care program.
- Applicants must not have received a MAT rebate or scholarship within the past 33 months.
How to Apply
The first step is to register for a MAT classroom or independent study course or skills competency renewal
testing on the ECETP website. Once you've been accepted into the class, you will receive an email with a
link to the MAT Scholarship registration page. Complete the application within 60 days of the course completion date.
Before you start your application, have your Employment verification ready. The document must be uploaded in order to submit your application.
You will receive an email notifying you of an award or if additional documentation is required.
Use the link in the email to review the terms and conditions and electronically sign your award.
The award will be valid for 60 days from the issue date. If it is not accepted within the 60 day period, the award will be automatically cancelled.
Once the award is accepted, the training organization will receive an email notifying them of an award to review.
The Training Organization will review the terms and conditions and sign the award electronically within 90 days of receipt.
If it is not accepted within the 90 day period, the award will be automatically cancelled.
The funds will be paid directly to the Training Organization.
Still have questions?
Contact the MAT Program:
The Medication Administration Training Scholarship Program is sponsored by the New York State Office
of Children and Family Services, funded by the Child Care Development Fund and administered by the Professional Development
Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany