ChildCareEd is an Approved Training Organization with the Aspire Registry. ChildCareEd courses are accepted by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to fulfill annual training requirements for those who work in child day care centers, family day care homes, group family day care homes, and small day care centers. This includes staff, directors, group teachers, assistant teachers, owners, providers, caregivers, assistants, and substitutes. By verifying attendance in the Registry, our courses qualify for OCFS training credit. ChildCareEd is also an EIP Training Organization

Preservice training requirements for all providers:

Director training requirements:

Group Teacher:

Annual Requirements

Aspire Registry:

ChildCareEd approved courses can be found on the Aspire Registry. Users may purchase approved courses through the ChildCareEd website. For Registry credit, please add your Registry ID number to your ChildCareEd account. Attendance data will be uploaded weekly to the Registry. Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for your completed course to appear on your Registry account.

Educational Incentive Program (EIP):

The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program that helps child care providers pay for training and educational activities with the intent to build provider knowledge, skills, and competencies in order to improve the quality of child care. To be eligible for EIP, child care providers must be required to take training and must be caring for children in a program regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS) or the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).

Scholarship funding to participate in these trainings may be available through the (Educational Incentive Program (EIP)). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP by email at eip@albany.edu or by phone at either (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575. 


Thinking about opening a child care facility in New York? For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in New York, please contact your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • Phone Number: (518) 474-9454
  • Child Care Licensing Website: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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