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NYS Health & Safety Training: Competencies for Becoming a Family/Group Child Care Provider The New York State Child Care Regulations requires anyone applying to become a family or group family day care provider in to take this 15-hour health and safety training, delivered over three days, to ensure that prospective providers are prepared for the responsibility of caring for children.  

Prerequisite: Completion of the Online Child Care Orientation and have obtained a child care Facility ID number.

Date: Call for Dates

Time:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Classes start promptly. Late comers will NOT be admitted)
$240 includes all participant materials (
A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required)
Pay Online $245

This course may be eligible for a Health & Safety Rebate
 up to $235 of training cost. For more
information about the health and safety rebate, please visit http://www.tsg.suny.edu/eip.shtm

Topic Index: OCFS 2-9 | BOK 5-7

Health & Safety (Spanish)

Dates: Call for Dates
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Cost:  $240
Pay Online $245

Essentials in Starting a Child Care Business:  This training gives participants a clear understanding of the process involved in becoming a registered/licensed child care provider and an overview of the current NYS child care regulations.  All prospective providers or any provider who has not provided child care for more than 2 years, are encouraged to take this training.

Date:  Call for Dates

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Cost:    $
50 (A non-refundable deposit of 
$15 is required before the start date)
Pay Online $52

Topic Index: OCFS 7 | BOK 5 

Infant Child CPR and First Aid Certification Training:Get the basic skills needed to save a life during a cardiac, choking or bleeding emergency. Upon successful completion of both topics, participants will receive a 2-year American Red Cross certification.

Infant and Child CPR class provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, prevent, and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for all children from 0-12 years of age, until advanced medical personnel arrives to take over.


Standard First Aid provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrives to take over.


Friday:  Call for Dates 

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $150 includes all participant materials (A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required):
Pay Online $155 

Topic IndexOCFS 4 | BOK 5 | CDA 1-2


NYS Medication Administration Training (MAT):  MAT is a competency-based course approved by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to train child care providers to safely administer medication to children who participate in their programs.  The training includes written tests and a demonstration of competency. Upon successful completion of training participants will receive a certificate valid for three years from the original date on the certificate unless the provider ceases to work in a day care program for a continuous period of one year

Date:   Call for Dates
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $190 (A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required)
Pay Online $195

You may be eligible for a MAT Rebate up to $100 to help pay for the

Topic Index: OCFS, 4-5 | BOK 5, 7 | CDA 1-2, 11-12







The training we offer fulfills one or more of the requirements from each NYS Office of Children and Family Services topic areas, Core Body of Knowledge and the Child Development Associate goals Functional Areas. The training topics lists which of the topic areas it fulfills using the following index. 

New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Training Content Topic Areas

Each registered family day care provider is required to complete at least 15 hours of training during the first six months of registration and at least 30 hours of training during each registration period. This training must include each of the following topics:


OCFS 1: Principles of childhood development

OCFS 2: Nutrition and health needs of infants and children

OCFS 3: Child day care program development

OCFS 4: Safety and security procedures & communication between parents and staff

OCFS 5: Business record maintenance and management

OCFS 6: Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention

OCFS 7: Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care

OCFS 8: Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment

OCFS 9: Identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome

For more information, visit www.ocfs.state.ny.us


Core Body of Knowledge: NYS’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

Core Body of Knowledge outlines recommended practices for professionals who work with young children. These practices offer a road map for building meaningful relationships with children, families and colleagues, for creating nurturing, stimulating environments, and for developing oneself as a professional in the early childhood field.

COK1: Child Growth and Development

COK2: Family and Community Relationships

COK3: Observation and Assessment
COK4: Environment and Curriculum
COK5: Health, Safety and Nutrition
COK6: Professionalism and Leadership
COK7: Administration and Management

For more information visit

Child Development Associate (CDA)
CDA  is a widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care

CDA: To establish and maintain a safe healthy environment
CDA: To advance physical and intellectual competency
CDA: To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance
CDA: To establish a productive relationship with families
CDA: To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participants needs
CDA: To maintain a commitment to professionalism

For more information visit www.cdacouncil.org


Updated 2/6/16