Professional Development

The Child Care Council regularly hosts professional development workshops throughout our tri-county service area to assist early childhood educators in meeting their New York State training requirements.

Please Note: non-credit bearing distance learning courses are reviewed using OCFS criteria to ensure they meet the New York State training requirements. Approved courses may qualify for Educational Incentive Program (EIP) funding. If you are seeking training credit towards OCFS required training hours or EIP funding for a distance learning course, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is an approved course. You may do so, by looking at the list of approved online workshops/training.

Need Help Paying For Training or Workshops? Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program which helps providers pay for high quality training and education they need to provide quality care to children. Apply for EIP funding here.

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Child Abuse Training

February & May Training Dates! This free training will cover child abuse/maltreatment, infant safety and shaken baby syndrome, and mandated reporting.

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Health & Safety 15hr Training

Upcoming dates for the required training to become a licensed/registered child care provider.

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Customer Service for Child Care

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Let's take a look at what good customer service looks like and how you can improve the profitability and marketability of your business.

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Pleasant Program Planning

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Do you feel like a juggling octopus during daycare hours? We'll cover some strategies to help make the day’s activities flow smoother!

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Medication Administration Training Classes

Become MAT Certified to administer medication in your child care program!

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NYS College Programs

Visit our list of state and local colleges and universities that offer Early Childhood (or related) programs!

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Ellen Olson
Early Care & Learning, Subject Educator I
(315) 223-7850 Ext 235

Last updated January 19, 2018