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Courses and Workshops

To apply for any of CHCF’s training’s, please download the Training Request form here and return to CHCF by one of the methods below:


Fax: (646) 465-9741

ATTN: Early Care and Education Institute
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
75 Broad Street Suite 620
New York, NY 10004

CHCF offers a number of different training’s, including:

Health and Safety Training (15 hours)

Required by New York State to obtain a Family Day Care Registration, or a Group Family Day Care License.

Anyone wishing to become a Licensed Family Day Care provider or a Licensed Group Family Day Care provider must complete competency-based training pertaining to protecting the health and safety of children before the license will be issued. This health and safety training time can be applied towards the 15 hours of training that the provider is required to complete during the first six months of licensure.

Course covers:

An introduction to Health and Safety Care
Prevention and protection against child abuse and neglect
Prevention and protection sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and shaken baby syndrome
Preparing for and responding to emergency situations

Classes meet Friday-Sunday
To register, call: (212) 206-1090

Participants in our Health and Safety Training who complete all 15 hours of the course may be eligible for a Health and Safety Rebate for the training cost from New York State. That means you could take the training for free!

Child Care Provider Training (30 hours) (Required by New York State)

Are you a registered Family Day Care provider or Group Family Day Care provider? Have you completed your mandatory Health and Safety Training? Have you completed your 30 hours of training to renew your license?

Every two years, New York State requires that licensed child care providers take 30 hours of training in order to keep their license. In accordance with New York State OCFS regulations, this 30 Hour Training program covers:

Principles of childhood development, including the appropriate supervision of children
Nutrition and health needs of children
Child day care program development
Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff
Business record maintenance and management
Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
Education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome.
Classes meet five Saturdays
To register, call: (212) 206-1090

Child Development Associate (CDA) (120 hours)

CDA is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping-stone on the path of career advancement in ECE! CHCF offers a bilingual CDA program!

CHCF’s ECEI offers the mandatory 120 hours of formal early childhood education training, including the growth and development of children from birth to age five. The ECEI at CHCF provides access to computers to assist with portfolio preparation, early childhood education onsite technical assistance, and individualized consultation when needed.

The goals of CHCF’s CDA program are to:
1. Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
2. Advance physical and intellectual competence
3. Support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance
4. Establish positive and productive relationships with families
5. Ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
6. Maintain a commitment to professionalism

Can I participate?

Candidates for admission to the CDA certification must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be 18 years of age or older
Hold a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) diploma
Submit a writing sample
Experience working with children during the last 5 years
Complete application at CHCF, Inc. (in person at our office)
Pay a non-refundable $50 application fee
Commit to 120 hours of training, over a period of 16 Saturdays from 9am – 5pm
Classes meet Saturdays
Registration is CLOSED for the current cycle.
To join the waiting list, call: (212) 206-1090

Medicine Administration Training (MAT) (14 hours)

Are you a Family Day Care provider? Do you know how to administer medications to children in your care? Does your health care plan meet the needs of the children in your care?

CHCF offers Medication Administration Trainings (MAT) in Spanish. The training includes:

An overview of medication effects and ways to give medication for both over-the-counter and prescription medication
The handling, storage and safe disposal of medication
Permission and instruction requirements
Preparation and administration techniques
Asthma preparation
Emergency care and special situations

All caregivers may apply over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen lotion and topical insect repellant with written permission from the parent or guardian?
Caregivers who administer actual medications must take the MAT? They must also be at least 18 years of age and have a current certification in CPR and First Aid.
Caretakers that administer medications must hire a health care consultant who will review and approve the caretaker’s health care plan and training certificates?
Caregivers are not permitted to administer medications through injection, except for epi-pens?
Office approved, MAT trained caregivers are permitted to administer prescription and over-the-counter medications when they have written instructions from the prescriber and permission from a parent?
Caregiver must document all medications given to children in their programs, report any errors, if errors occur, and properly store and handle all medications?
You may also qualify for a Health Care Consultancy Grant and the opportunity to take the MAT free, plus get free materials for your program!

Classes offered Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
To register, call: (212) 206-1090

Unleashing the Economic Power of Family Child Care Providers Program

CHCF assists licensed home-based childcare providers identify as business owners, and we help strengthen and elevate their business.

Support in reaching improved financial stability is available through:

∙ Individualized start-up and operations assistance (one-on-one consultations at our office or on-site at the child care program)
∙ Practical business training/education (one-on-one consults or workshops) covers:

o Business structure
o Fiscal Management (Budgeting, Cash Flow, Record Keeping and Taxes)
o Policies & Contracts
o Insurance
o Marketing
o Business Plan
o Savings & Credit
∙ Access to grants
∙ Networking opportunities

The Unleashing the Economic Power of Family Child Care Providers Curriculum approaches the topics of business structure, policies and contracts, record-keeping/taxes, insurance, budgeting, savings and credit, marketing, business plan preparation, and professional development from the perspective of FCC providers.

The Unleashing the Economic Power of Family Child Care Providers Curriculum is comprised of six (6) modules.

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