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  OCFS
  Office of Children and Family Services
   Office of Children and Family Services
    All workshops can be adjusted to meet your needs and the needs of your staff.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you do not see your desired topic listed below.
Call now for training to meet OCFS training requirements.
516–221–2115 or 631-879-7999

Category 1 - Principles of childhood development, focusing on the developmental stages of the age group
                    for which the program provides care.
Principles of childhood development include such things as meeting the physical, social and developmental needs of children, including those with special needs; behavior management and discipline; promoting play and physical activity; individual development variation and learning styles; infant and toddler brain development and cross cultural skills and knowledge.

Some examples include:
  • The Basics of Child Development
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Young Children
  • Get Moving: Gross Motor Activities for Young Children
  • Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Brain Development in Infants and Young Children
  • How Culture Impacts Development and Learning

Category 2 - Nutrition and health needs of infants and children
Nutrition and health needs of infants and children include such things as healthy menu planning, obesity prevention, benefits of and how to encourage breastfeeding for mothers returning to work, training in infectious diseases, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation(CPR), first aid, health and safety practices, preventive techniques in sudden infant death syndrome, medication administration training.

Some examples include:
  • Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Young Children
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Infant, Child, Adult CPR
  • Maintaining Safety in the Child Care Environment Both Indoors and Outdoors
  • SIDS - Safe Sleep for Babies

Category 3 - Child day care program development
Child day care program development topics include such things as the benefits of continuity of care practices, staff supervision and coaching, program variety and activity; infant, toddler, preschool, and school age quality programming, promoting children's language development and social and emotional skills, and establishing nurturing, stimulating environments; rest time policies and procedures including meeting the needs of children who do not nap; hand washing; meeting the program needs of mixed age groups.

Some examples include:
  • PITC - Continuity of Care Practices
  • Supervising Staff, Conflict Resolution, and Team Building
  • Playing Around with the Common Core
  • Maximizing Classroom Environments to Promote Creativity
  • Sand and Water Play
  • Emotional Literacy
  • NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

Category 4 - Safety and security procedures
Safety and security procedures include such things as communication between parents and staff , emergency preparedness and response practices and procedures, fire safety, pool and water sports safety, playground safety, supervising daily activities and family engagement techniques.

Some examples include:
  • Acknowledge, Ask, Adapt - Communicating with Families to Resolve Issues
  • Outdoor and Playground Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness and Shelter in Place
  • Family Involvement
  • Direct Competent Supervision

Category 5 - Business record maintenance and management
Business record maintenance and management includes such things as training in New York State and Federal requirements as a business owner and employer, child day care record keeping and documentation requirements, time maintenance, organizational skills, scheduling and coverage, staff supervision and coaching.

Some examples include:
  • From Babysitter to Business Owner
  • Is Your Program Legally Safe? - A Look at Best Practices and Record Keeping
  • Observation, Documentation, and Red Flags

Category 6 - Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention includes such things as reporting protocol; how to make a report to the state central register; documenting incidents and daily health checks; child abuse policy/procedure including safety plan.

Some examples include:
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment - NYS Mandated Reporter Training

Category 7 - Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
  • Are You in Compliance? - A Look at the OCFS Regulations for Child Day Care Centers
  • Are You in Compliance? - A Look at the OCFS Regulations for Family and Group Family Providers
  • Are You in Compliance? - A Look at the OCFS Regulations for School Age Programs

Category 8 - Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment includes such things as Mandated Reporter training; responsibilities of a mandated reporter.

Some examples include:
  • Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment - NYS Mandated Reporter Training

Category 9 - Education and information on the identification, diagnosis
                    and prevention of shaken baby syndrome
  • The Identification and Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome
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