The results are in!  Click here to check out the 2016 Child Care Resource and Referral Child Care Providers’ Needs and Satisfaction Survey.   

How To Register for a Training

You can reserve your seat by:

  • Calling 607-746-1620 or toll free at 1-877-746-2279
  • Fax: 607-746-1648
  • Emailing CCR&R at 
  • Completing the training registration form by clicking here.


The New Social Services laws changed licensing and registration periods from two years to four years, but your 30 hours of required training is still on a two-year cycle. Thirty hours of training is required every two years.

All distance learning courses that child care employees take toward meeting thier required 30 hours of training every two years, must be pre-approved.  The list of pre-approved training courses can be found by clicking here.

Engagement Environments
with Kathleen Harland
Infant Toddler Specialist
Capital District Child Care Council

It can be difficult to handle the routine care giving needs of infants and toddlers and also be available to guide them through the ins and outs of successful play with a room full of their peers.  Many caregivers find themselves wishing for one more grown up in the room to help children find and settle into play experiences.  In this training we will look at ways to develop classrooms and care giving spaces so that the environment encourages engagement.  Interest areas can "call out" and "invite" a child to come explore at a time when the teacher may not be available to suggest it.  This is a Make and Take training.  No cost.

March 23, 2017
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
35430 State Hwy. 10
Hamden, NY 13782

2 hours of training. 
OCFS topics areas: 1, 3

Registration is required. Click here to register online or contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or by email at

Training Calendar

  • CPR and First Aid Training, Click here

Intensive Technical Assistance
Intensive Technical Assistance (ITA) is designed to help YOU enhance your child care program.

  • ITA takes place in your program
  • There is no cost for ITA
  • Earn training credits for each visit

Learn more about ITA by clicking here.  Interested? complete the ITA application or contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or toll free at 877-746-2279 or by email at

Health & Safety Training:

  • Competencies for Becoming a Family or Group Family Day Care Provider -   For more information on the next scheduled training click here.                             
  • Early Care and Learning Council's Care Management Training for Child Care Center Directors.  For more information or to view the training booklet click here.

Video Conference Trainings

General Information:
Video conferences are held at:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

All video conferences begin at 6:45PM

For more information on training topics and training credits or to register for video conference trainings: Visit or call toll free 1-800-295-9616

Upcoming Video Conferences:

The 2016 Early Childhood Video Conference Training Schedule is now available.  Visit to find video conference dates, times and topics.

Online Learning

Early Childhood Education and Training Program E-Learning

Early Childhood Education and Training Program E-Learning (ECETP E-Learing)
courses are available online for all child care providers at no cost to participants.

Current Courses Available:

  • Keeping Children Safe: Prevention of Lead Poisoning and Other Dangers to Children
  • Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Promoting Safe Sleeping
  • Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
  • Mandated Reporter Online Training
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors: Birth to 18 Months
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors: 18 to 36 Months
  • Transportation
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Engagement
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Supervision of Children
  • School Age Child Care
  • Infant Brain Development
  • Expulsion and Suspension Prevention Strategies

For more information on fulfilling training topic requirements, hours of training or to take any of the learning courses visit:

Looking to fulfull CDA Competency Goals?  Many of the E-Learning courses listed above can be used to fulfill CDA Competency Goals.  Check the above website for specifics.

For more information on training contact a day care specialist at:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
Child Care Resource & Referral
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782
Toll free at 1-877-746-2279
Fax: 607-746-1648
Email at