Need On-Site Training at Your Child Care Program?
We can help!
- Sometimes it is more convenient to offer training at your location so that all staff may participate as a collective experience.
- We can travel to your location and train your staff on all nine New York State OCFS required training topics.
Call us at (716) 661-9430 ext. 2295
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential:
We offer a comprehensive training opportunity (100 hours) to assist candidates in obtaining their CDA credential.
For more information on the CDA credential visit the
Council for Professional Recognition at
For more information on CDA classes and advisement through the Chautauqua Child Care Council, contact us! (716) 661-9430
According to NYS OCFS Day Care Regulations, all child care providers and employees who work in a registered or licensed child care facility or home must have thirty (30) hours of training covering the nine (9) required training categories every two years. For new providers or employees, the first fifteen (15) hours of the thirty (30) must be completed within the first six (6) months of employment or initial registration. For programs/providers who receive a four-year registration/license, individuals must still complete thirty (30) hours of training every two years.
Help Paying for Training
- The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NY OCFS). Its purpose is to assist child care providers paying for professional development training and education they need to provide quality care to children. For more information click here.
- The CSEA/VOICE Professional Development Training Program provides state approved training to meet licensing requirements at no cost to you with participating training organizations. For more information click here.
Need OCFS forms? https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/documents/docsChildCare.asp
Need Fingerprinting? https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/live_scan.asp
Need general information? https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/infoforproviders.asp
Need to review Letters to Providers? https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/letters.asp
CPR & 1st Aid trainings have to cover infant/child skills. Online training MUST have an in-person skills offering or you must obtain the skills portion on your own with a certified trainer. For training organizations approved by OCFS, visit their web site or contact your Registrar/Licensor before registering for a course!