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New York Child Care Training
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New York Child Care Training

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New York Childcare Training Requirements: All Care Courses are approved for New York State’s continuing education training requirements for those who work in child day care centers, family day care homes, group family day care homes and small day care centers. This includes staff, directors, group teachers, assistant teachers, owners, providers, caregivers, assistants and substitutes. Please note: Care Courses may not be used for the New York required 15-hour preservice health and safety training.

CDA, CCP and NAC: New York child care providers may use our courses toward a CCP or CDA, as well as CDA, NAC and CCP renewal. Click for more information: CDA, CCP and NAC

SUNY EIP Training Awards: All courses are eligible for funding through the SUNY EIP Educational Incentive Program training awards. Please call 1-800-295-9616 for information about EIP awards. To apply online for an EIP award, click here: EIP APPLICATION. Already have an EIP award? Need assistance filling out the training portion of your application? Call us: 1-800-685-7610.

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Course Title Topic Areas Approval Status

Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse
(5 hours)

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1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Active or Hyperactive?
(30 hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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ADHD
(10 hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

After-School Programs
(8 hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

The Art of Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Biting Hurts!
(2 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Caring for Children in Your Home
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Child Care Administration
(20 clock hours)

Course information

5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)

APPROVED

Child Development and Guidance
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Children with Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder

(16 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Children with Special Needs:
Physical Disabilities

(8 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Children’s Challenging Behaviors
(10 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Conferencing with Parents
(5 clock hours)

Course information

4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)

APPROVED

Creating Schedules and Routines
(4 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Cultural Diversity in Early
Childhood Programs
 
(6 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)

APPROVED

Day by Day with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for
Ages 12-24 Months

(15 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Discipline and Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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The Early Childhood
 Professional

(16 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives
(5 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care
(2 clock hours)

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4. Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff

APPROVED

Facilitating Staff Skill
Development

(14 clock hours)

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5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)

APPROVED

Family Diversity
(6 clock hours)

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4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)

APPROVED

First Steps in Child Care:
An Orientation

(3 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)

APPROVED

Friendly Environments,
Safe Environments

(6 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Fun and Fitness: Addressing
Childhood Obesity

(2 clock hours)

Course information

2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Great Beginnings:
An Introduction to Child Care

(8 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Great Days with Kids:
Curriculum and Lesson Planning

(5 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Hiring the Best: Staffing Solutions for Early
Childhood Facilities

(10 clock hours)

Course information

5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)

APPROVED

Imagination at Play
(6 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development? (OCFS)

APPROVED

Improving Staff Performance
(10 clock hours)

Course information

5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)

APPROVED

Inclusive Early Childhood Programs
(12 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Infants in Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

A Joyful Life of Caregiving
(1 clock hour)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)

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Keeping Infants Safe
(3 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)
9. Education and information on the identification, diagnosis, and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome (OCFS)

APPROVED

Language Development in Infants
(8 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Learning Centers
(10 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Let’s Play Outdoors
(10 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)

APPROVED

The Magic of Play
(12 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)

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Making Learning Fun
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Managing Health and Safety
in Child Care

(12 clock hours)

Course information

2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Many Ways to Learn for
Toddlers and Preschoolers

(12 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Mixed-Age Groups in
Early Childhood Programs

(3 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)

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Nurturing Children’s Self-Esteem
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Observing, Recording, & Assessing Children's
Development

(10 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Parents and Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Partnerships with Parents
(10 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Preschoolers in Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Preventing Child Abuse and
Helping Its Victims

(5 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Principles of Child Development
(10 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS) 
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

The Road to Reading
(12 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)

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Safe Baby, Safe Child
(5 clock hours)

Course information

6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)
9. Education and information on the identification, diagnosis, and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome (OCFS)

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Safe Spaces in Child Care
(4 clock hours)

Course information

4. Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff

APPROVED

Sanitation for Disease Prevention
(5 clock hours)

Course information

2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

School-Age Children:
Spatial Intelligence

(4 clock hours)

Course information

3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Social-Emotional Development
in Young Children

(3 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Stress and Day Care
(25 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

APPROVED

Sun Safety
(2 clock hours)

Course information

2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Supporting Breastfeeding
in Child Care

(2 clock hours)

Course information

2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

APPROVED

Toddlers in Child Care
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
2. Nutrition and Health Needs of Infants and Children (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)
6. Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention (CA/M ID and Prevention) (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)
8. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CA/M Statutes and Regs) (OCFS)

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Toilet Learning
(2 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Transitions and Other
Troublesome Times

(6 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Transportation Safety
(2 clock hours)

Course information

4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Understanding Children
(20 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)
3. Child Day Care Program Development (OCFS)
7. Statutes and Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care (OCFS)

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Understanding Each Other: Communicating with Families,
Staff and Your Community

(9 clock hours)

Course information

4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)

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Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care
(1 clock hour)

Course information

4. Safety and Security Procedures (OCFS)

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Witnesses to Violence: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World
(6 clock hours)

Course information

1. Principles of Childhood Development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care (OCFS)

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Visiting Families in Their Homes
(30 clock hours)

Course information

4. Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff
5. Business record maintenance and management
6. Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention

APPROVED

The Workplace Environment
(14 clock hours)

Course information

5. Business Record Maintenance and Management (OCFS)

APPROVED