Mandated Training Requirement Added to Child Care Regulations

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has released a letter regarding mandated training requirements added to child care regulations. Compliance with the new regulations is required by September 30, 2017.

The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) requires certain licensed, registered, and legally exempt child care employees, caregivers and volunteers to complete health and safety training by September 30, 2017. These requirements have been adopted as emergency regulations in Title 18 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and a notice of proposed rulemaking was filed with the New York State Register on 3-20-2017. The effective date of the emergency regulations is March 20, 2017. Training must be completed by September 30, 2017.

The self-directed online course "FOUNDATIONS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY E-LEARNING" fulfills OCFS training requirements and is found here:


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