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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Advocacy Training

Monday December 4th from 11am to 2pm: Promoting High-Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities. Free, from the Network for Youth Success.

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Cooking with Children

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Explore ways to use cooking activities to teach children about nutrition and healthy habits.

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Communicate with Parents

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Learn how to establish a good relationship, have difficult conversation, be a resource, and more!

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Child Abuse Training

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. This free training will cover child abuse/maltreatment, infant safety and shaken baby syndrome, and mandated reporting.

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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 November 8, 2017