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Training Requirements

Providers are required by The New York State Office of Children and Family Services to take a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training every two years. Fifteen hours of such training must be received during the first six months of licensure, registration, or employment by a program. This training must include the following:

  1. Principles of childhood development, including the appropriate supervision of children, meeting the needs of children enrolled in the program with physical or emotional challenges and behavior management and discipline
  2. Nutrition and health needs of children
  3. Child day care program development
  4. Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff
  5. Business record maintenance and management
  6. Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
  7. Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
  8. Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
  9. The education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome

    For more information contact
    Office of Children and Family Services