Child Care Resource Center Training and Education Opportunities


Becky Foland, Director  |  518-234-2568 x 3018

Provider Trainings

  • To register for trainings email
  • Child Care Resource Center staff is available upon request to present technical assistance on any of the following areas; principles of early childhood development, nutrition and health needs of children, child day care program development, safety and security procedures; including communication between parents and staff of your program, business record maintenance and management, statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care, statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment, and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Call 518-234-2568 or email
  • Early Childhood Education and Training Program (ECETP) – Welcome to the online Child Care Resource Center. Funding for this site is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, funded by the federal Child Care and Development Fund and administered by the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany. These trainings are available for all child care providers in New York State at no cost to participants. This site is designed to be a resource for information about child care in New York State.

Upcoming Trainings/Workshops:

Provider  Training
Topic:  Educating the Sustainability
Thursday, June 7th               6:45 – 9:15pm                SCCAP Board Room

 Group Training
Tuesday, June 12th               6:00 – 8:00pm              SCCAP Board Room

Otsego County Provider Group Training
Thursday, June 21st             6:00 – 9:00pm               FoxCare, Oneonta

Local Colleges:

SUNY Cobleskill :

SUNY Cobleskill’s B.S. in Early Childhood Studies: Birth – Age 5 emphasizes best practices in the education and care of children, birth through age five. It offers a full range of early childhood courses and field experiences, including a 450-hour internship for which students may choose from a variety of education and agency settings. There is also a strong liberal arts component, research experience, and career/graduate school preparation.

The program offers two concentrations: Curriculum and Administration/Leadership.

The Curriculum track prepares students for employment as infant, toddler, and preschool lead teachers in child care, private preschool programs, and agencies such as Head Start, as well as social service work such as case managers in early intervention.

The Administration/Leadership track prepares students to be leaders in the field, providing advanced instruction in management of early childhood programs and helping students prepare for the Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC). Several courses are available on-line to accommodate the needs of place-bound, working students.


Hartwick College :

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts.

Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead.

A Three Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.


SUNY Oneonta :

Currently, SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Elementary Education and Reading offers three teacher education programs:

Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 2);
Childhood Education (Grade 1 through Grade 6);
Early Childhood/Childhood Dual Certificate (Birth through Grade 6)

The curriculum in each program consists of coursework in three areas: general education, a liberal arts concentration, and professional education.

Within the general education component, candidates take courses in a variety of disciplines to build academic and professional excellence. The Department has carefully designated courses in Mathematics, Science, Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, Humanities, Arts, and Basic Communication that closely align with the New York State Learning Standards and will prepare candidates to pass the New York State Teacher Certification exams. Through additional coursework in one of thirteen designated concentrations tied to the New York State Learning Standards, candidates gain an understanding of the structure and the critical thinking skills required in a discipline.