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 New York 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.

30 Hours / 10 Training Topics

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).

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.

Care Courses Support

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: We’re here to help!

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