Minimum Training Requirements*
Each person responsible for developing, directing and supervising the daily activities and programs for children and each employee must complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training every two years.
Fifteen (15) hours of such training must be completed during the first six months of service.
Required Training Topics *
* Requirements are for staff in regulated child care centers, school age child care, group family child care and family child care. Head Start and Universal PreK have additional requirements.
The Child Development Council offers workshops and sponsors the SUNY video conferences for child care providers of all modalities and experience. Our workshops are developed to meet the training subject requirements of NYS regulations. We build our workshops from suggestions of providers and to relay the most recent research and practical application in order to help providers care for children in optimal environments. Our providers also experience a feeling of support as they share information and techniques. Dates, topics, times and registration for workshops are listed on the training calendar. Information regarding the SUNY video conference topics can be found at www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAM E-LEARNING CLASSES
Visit the online Child Care Resource Center at: http://ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn.shtm
Funding for this site is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, funded by the Federal Child Care and Development Fund and administered by the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany. These trainings are available for all child care providers in New York State at no cost to participants. This site is designed to be a resource for information about child care in New York State.
QUALITYstarsNY is coming to NYS! QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system that is designed to increase quality in early learning throughout the state. For more information visit www.qualitystarsny.org or call the Council at 273-0259 or 753-0106.
NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. NAEYC Accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. Today, over 6,500 programs are NAEYC Accredited.
NAEYC accredited programs invest in early childhood education because they believe in the benefits to children and families. Early childhood experiences-from birth to age 8-have an enormous impact on children's lifelong learning and positively contribute to their health and development. Early childhood education programs with the mark of quality benefit children with greater readiness for and success in school.
It is for this reason that parents and families are seeking out NAEYC-accredited programs. Parents choosing an early childhood education program can be overwhelmed by trying to find the highest-quality program for their child. NAEYC Accreditation is the mark of quality that families are looking for. NAEYC Accreditation gives families the chance to make the Right Choice for Kids.
For more information visit: http://www.naeyc.org/accreditation
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR CREDENTIAL
The Children's Program Administrator Credential of New York State is designed to provide for and be recognized as a standard by which to measure program management, fiscal management, and leadership abilities of early childhood and school-age program administrators.
INFANT TODDLER CARE & EDUCATION CREDENTIAL
For this credential, you need specific coursework in infant toddler development and professional practice. This includes twelve (12) credits from a nationally accredited college in early childhood coursework that covers the standards of the New York State Infant Toddler Care & Education competencies.
EARLY LEARNING TRAINER CREDENTIAL
If you have an Associate's degree or above and have a specific expertise that you would like to share with other child care providers, you might apply for this new credential.
FAMILY CHILD CARE CREDENTIAL
This credential is designed to recognize those practitioners who demonstrate their competence, knowledge and professional practice in the areas of professional family child care, child development, healthy home learning environments and business practices.
For more information about these credentials, please visit www.nysaeyc.org , or call (518) 867-3517.