As a New York child care provider, you have a lot on your plate. At the end of the day, the last thing you want is to worry about what NY child care training you need. As a childcare provider in New York, the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) requires that you complete a minimum of 30 hours of training every two years.
But you may be asking yourself, “where do I start?” Well, first, have you started your 30 hours of training in New York training topics?
A) “No, I need all thirty hours! How do I get started?”
This one’s easy. All Care Courses are approved for New York State’s continuing education training requirements but, to make it simple for you, we have created bundles that provide 30 hours and cover all required training topics, including the 10th training topic on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Care Courses also provides a bundle for school-age training. To view these bundles, click here!
By “bundle,” we mean a compilation of Care Courses that offer all the training hours you need. Moreover, when you successfully complete the courses, the training topics you completed appear on your certificates.
B) “I started my training before I found Care Courses. Can you still help me even though I don’t need the full 30 hours?”
Even if you don’t need all 30 hours, we can still help you. There are a couple ways that you can find the training that you need.
On our website, we have a whole page dedicated to the New York training topics. On that page, there is a link to a printable chart that lists all of our courses along with which of the topics each course covers.
The list and the chart are there to help you choose what training you need to fulfill the New York OCFS requirement. However, if you’re having problems navigating the website or if you still feel unsure, we always recommend that you call us before making a purchase.
We also want you to know that our courses are eligible for funding through the SUNY Educational Incentive Program (EIP). If you care for children in a program regulated by OCFS or the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) and would like to apply online for an EIP award, click here: EIP APPLICATION. Learn how to apply for SUNY funding by reading our EIP blog!
Lastly, the NY Aspire Registry is an excellent tool that you can use to track your professional development. Add your Aspire ID # to your Care Courses account so that we may report your successfully completed courses to the NY Aspire Registry.
Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!