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Free Online Courses Developed by Industry Expert Tom Copeland
The VOICE/CSEA Professional Development Child Care Program is offering 6 online training courses on “The Business of Family Child Care” topics. Each course provides 1.5 OCFS approved training hours and is eligible for Educational Incentive Program (EIP) funding if applicable.
The online courses provide a supportive learning environment, accessible to providers at any time of the day or night.  The following CSEA online courses were reviewed and approved by OCFS as non-credit bearing distance learning training that meets the criteria for training hours:  The Basics of Family Child Care Record Keeping and Taxes; The Business of Family Child Care; Family Child Care contracts and Policies; Marketing Your Business; Money Management and Retirement Planning; Reducing Your Risks and Legal and Insurance Issues.

To take these courses: https://csealearningcenter.org/help/login.cfm?CCA=1

Free Online Course: Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Promoting Safe Sleeping
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Early Childhood Education and Training program are offering a free one-hour web based course on Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Promoting Safe Sleeping. This course fulfills OCFS training requirements.

To take this course: http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn_catalog.shtm

Free Online Course: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome(SBS)
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Early Childhood Education and Training program are offering a free one-hour web based course on Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome. This course fulfills OCFS training requirements on the education, diagnosis and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and principles of childhood development during developmental stages.

To take this course: http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn_catalog.shtm

Free Online Course: Managing Challenging Behavior: Birth to 18 Months
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Early Childhood Education and Training program are offering a free one and a half hour web based course on Managing Challenging Behavior: Birth to 18 Months. This course fulfills OCFS training requirements on the principles of childhood development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age groups for which the program provides care.

To take this course: http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn_catalog.shtm

Free Online Course: Managing Challenging Behavior: 18 to 36 Months
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Early Childhood Education and Training program are offering a free one-hour web based course on managing childhood behavior: 18 to 36 months. This course fulfills OCFS training requirements.

To take this course: http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn_catalog.shtm

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
The Learning Disabilities Association of New York State, Inc. (LDANYS) offers a comprehensive training program to educate the general public, nurses, social workers and other health service professionals about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Topics include the causes and diagnoses of FASD, the impact of FASD, and strategies to manage persons with an FASD.

Our overall mission is to reduce the incidence of learning disability and other neurological impairments attributable to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

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