How to Register

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Early registration is suggested for all workshops.  We will not be able to consider you registered until we receive a Registration Form and payment. For online payment, visit our Facebook page and select the “Tickets” link. Total payment must be made by the early registration date of the first workshop you want to attend.  We cannot refund registration fees or exchange workshops.  You may transfer the workshop to another provider if you cannot attend.  We hope this helps with your planning and avoids any last minute cancellations of workshops due to low attendance.

If there is a training that you are interested in and you do not see it listed below, feel free to contact us at or call 607-273-0259.

If a workshop is cancelled due to bad weather or low registration, we will make every effort to contact those who preregister and give you credit.  Check your e-mail regularly.  Our database is set up to notify you via e-mail if a training is cancelled.  In addition, we will attempt to contact you by phone.

Emergency Contact phone number during a training at our Tompkins County office is 607-273-6590 ext. 237.

To register for Video Conferences:

Send your name, address, phone number, the dates and titles of sessions you’d  like to attend and Site #619 (Tompkins/Ithaca) or Site #621 (Cortland) to: Early Childhood Education and Training Program, 22 Corporate Woods Blvd., 3rd floor, Albany, NY 12211. Fax to (518) 443-5941 or register on-line at  Note: All registrations must be made through SUNY Albany.  To confirm your registration, call toll-free # 1-888-399-0549.

OCFS Training Topics

  1. Principles of Early Childhood Development
    2. Nutrition & Health Needs of Infants & Children
    3. Child Day Care Program Development
    4. Safety and Security Procedures
    5. Business Record Maintenance and Management
    6. Child Abuse & Maltreatment Identification & Prevention
    7. Statutes & Regulations Pertaining to Child Day Care
    8. Statutes & Regulations Pertaining to Child Abuse & Maltreatment
    9. Shaken Baby Syndrome