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.


All distance learning courses that child care employees take toward meeting their 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.

Training Calendar

-Pretend Play with Infants and Toddlers
With Kathleen Harland
Infant and Toddler Specialist, Capital District Child Care Council

April 9, 2019 --- NEW DATE!!
Delaware Opportunities Inc
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

Young children learn by imagining and doing.  You have likely seen a child pick up a stone and pretend it is a zooming car, or hop a Lego across the table as if it were a person or a bunny.  This child is using an object to represent something else while giving it action and motion.  But this pretend play is not as simple as it may seem. The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas.  We’ll explore the many ways pretend play can support social and emotional skills, language and thinking skills.  Shared moments with everyday household items can encourage empathy and emotional expression.  This creativity and focus, two important school readiness skills, get a great start through pretend play interactions in these infant and toddler years.  Join us for a “hands on” look at pretend play ideas and examples.

2 hours of training
OCFS Topic Areas: 1,3
No cost

Registration is required.  Please contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or by email at to reserve your seat

-Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
The Parent Technical Assistance Center in conjunction with the Early Childhood Direction Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Delaware Opportunities
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

Join us as we view and discuss the documentary Resilience, a film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.  The viewing of this documentary will be followed by an interactive Brain Architecture game session. Where you will create your own “brain” from the cards you have been dealt and have a hands-on experience of how stress affects developing brains.
3 hours of training
OCFS topic areas 1, 4
FREE! Registration is required. Contact a day care specialist at 607-746-1620 or by email at or click here to register online.

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 visit

Webcast Training

General Information:
Webcast training is held at:
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

All webcast training begins at 6:45PM

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

Upcoming Webcast training:

Visit to view the training schedule, find webcast training dates, times and topics.

Online Learning

Early Childhood Education and Training Program E-Learning

Early Childhood Education and Training Program E-Learning (ECETP E-Learning) 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
  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Prevention and Identification of Brain Injuries, Including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)

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

Looking to fulfill 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