Registering & Paying for Training

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Financial Assistance for Training


VOICE Professional Development Program

Get state approved training to meet enrollment/registration/licensing requirements AT NO COST TO YOU with participating training organizations by using the CSEA/VOICE Professional Development Training Program. There are many child care training topics and hours, delivered by participating training organizations available. This program is open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt childcare providers outside of New York City.


Educational Incentive Program (EIP) Scholarship

Looking to take classes, but having trouble affording it? You can help you pay for your education. New York State Child Care Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program designed to assist child care providers to get the training and education they need to provide high-quality care to children.

You may be eligible to access up to $2,500 per year. Eligibility is based on your employment, income, and type of education or training you choose.

Once you have registered for classes, seminars, or conferences, apply for an EIP scholarship.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit You may also contact EIP by email at, by phone at either (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575.

To learn more or for EIP assistance, please visit the OCFS website or the Professional Development Program website:

Please Note: Prepayment is required and participants will be reimbursed after the EIP scholarship award is approved and class attendance is verified.

Quality Scholar Dollars

QUALITYstarsNY is Accepting New Participants! Get Support for your Early Childhood Program

Join QUALITYstarsNY to receive quality improvement support and resources at no cost to your early childhood program. As New York State’s Quality Rating & Improvement System for early childhood programs, QUALITYstarsNY uses evidence-based practices to support early childhood programs in their efforts to meet the needs of the families they serve. Programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY receive one-on-one support from a Quality Improvement Specialist, professional development opportunities for staff, access to high quality classroom materials, at much more!

QUALITYstarsNY currently serves hundreds of programs across the state and is recruiting new participants in WNY, Space is limited – don’t miss your chance to participate! Complete our online questionnaire at to get started with the application process or contact Sara Lamoreaux at for more information.


Employment Requirement

Who IS eligible to apply?

  • A registered family day care home provider or assistant(s)
  • A licensed group family day care home provider or assistant(s)
  • Child care employees in a registered school-age program
  • Child care employees in a licensed child care center

Who is NOT eligible to apply?

  • Volunteers
  • Substitutes for a family day care home
  • Substitutes for a group family day care home
  • Adjunct child care staff, consultants and staff not counted in the adult/child ratio
  • Legally exempt programs
  • No Permit Required (NPR) programs

Other conditions

  • Must be a US citizen, permanent resident or resident alien authorized to work in the US
  • Must be a paid employee currently caring for children as part of the adult/child ratio requirement in a child day care program licensed or registered by NYS OCFS or NYC DOHMH

Course Requirement

EIP pays for:

  • Non-credit bearing training
  • College tuition and mandatory college fees
  • Training and assessment fees associated with certain credential or certificate programs
  • All courses taken as part of an early childhood or related degree program Training or course work must clearly reflect 1 or more of the 9 topic areas that are required by the NYS Social Services Law and NYS OCFS regulations

EIP does NOT pay for:

  • The same training more than once in a single year
  • Books and/or training materials
  • Elective student fees, room or board
  • Test fees and examination preparation

Notes of interest:

  • EIP scholarships will be awarded until funding is depleted or the scholarship year ends, whichever comes first
  • EIP reserves the right to prioritize scholarship awards based on course type
  • Child day care providers may apply for multiple trainings per year until they reach their award maximum
  • EIP applicants are responsible for any tuition and costs not covered by EIP

Professional Development Policy & Procedures


• Registration is online at We can also take registrations over the phone. Please note that class registration closes up to one (1) week prior to the training.
• Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk to sign in.
• Please bring legal photo identification with you to class. Identification may be checked upon signing into the training.
• We offer free parking in front of our building, with additional parking across the street.
• You are responsible for maintaining your class certificates and training records. A fee may be required for each duplicate certificate requested.
• If you are not able to attend training, contact CCRN so your registration can be cancelled.


• Due to training requirements, we cannot issue certifications to participants who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of instruction. Any participant who arrives more than 15 minutes after the start of class will not be permitted to attend.
• Training registration fees will not be returned if you are late.
• You must remain for the entire class to receive class credit and a certificate.
• Cell phones are to be kept on vibrate/silent mode and out of sight during class time. Please let the instructor know if you have a circumstance that warrants the use of your cell phone during class time.
• Children are not allowed to attend classes.
• Please let CCRN staff know if you are running late or need to leave early.
• Participants may be removed from class if the instructor has reason to believe they are actively using or under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol.

Virtual Training

• CCRN uses the Zoom platform for virtual trainings. Make sure to download the app prior to the start of class if using your smartphone or tablet. When using a computer, this is not necessary.
• Participants are prohibited from driving while attending class, and cameras must be on at all times during the class session to receive credit.
• Participants must be on camera by 15 minutes after the start of a class session or they will be marked absent. Please sign in to your Zoom training at least 10 minutes early to ensure class can start on time.
• CCRN highly recommends the use of a computer or laptop to attend class if this is available to you. Using your tablet or smartphone may prevent you from fully participating in some activities, resulting in potential removal from class or denial of class credit.


• CCRN reserves the right to cancel scheduled trainings if a minimum number of registrations are not received one week prior to the date of training. Payment will be refunded.
• If a class is canceled due to bad weather, participants will be notified and payment will be refunded.
• In the event of bad weather, we will list closings on: WGRZ Channel 2 –, WIVB Channel 4 –, and WKBW Channel 7 –

Paying for Training

• Registration fees are nonrefundable.
• A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks.
• Trainings can be paid for online at our website training calendar during the registration process. If you need to make payment via check or money order please contact us.
• Scholarship Opportunities: Scholarship funding may be available to training participants. Scholarship funding is not guaranteed. If the training participant does not qualify for scholarship funding they are responsible for payment.