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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 and to help offset the cost of Health and Safety training for new providers.

Sign up for ECETP videoconferences

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




What's New?

Sep 02, 2014

Training Opportunity: Healthy Beverages in Child Care. The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and Department of Health, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) developed a 45 minute training to help family and group family day care providers learn the new regulations for serving healthy beverages in child care. This fully narrated training summarizes the effect beverages can have on the health of children, describes the OCFS child day care regulation for beverages and identifies acceptable healthy beverages. All you need to do is view the training presentation, answer the quiz questions and receive your certificate of training. There is no cost to the participant, so register today and earn training credit!

Aug 11, 2014

Quality Programming in Child Care. Join us on the evening of September 11, 2014, for the videoconference titled "Quality Programming in Child Care". During this informative training, experts in the field will discuss the four main components of high quality child care programs- staff, learning environments, health and safety, and family involvement. We will provide you with ideas for ways you can make improvements in each of these areas of your child care program. It's going to be packed with information that you're not going to want to miss, so register today by visiting the link above.

May 23, 2014

Author Study: Mo Willems. Join us on the evening of June 19, 2014, for the videoconference titled "Author Study: Mo Willems". During this informative training, experts in the field will discuss the importance of helping young children develop early literacy skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will introduce you to characters and illustration techniques used throughout the works of children's author Mo Willems. We will also provide you with the opportunity to see young children engaged in activities throughout different learning areas based on one of Willems' books. It's going to be packed with information that you're not going to want to miss, so register today by visiting the link above.

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