Child Care Provider Professional Development Course Listings


Research shows that the quality of every child care program is directly related to the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the adults who work there. Regardless of qualifications and experience, ongoing personal and professional development is critical. Being a lifelong learner is part of every good professional development plan. Our professional development opportunities are designed for adults who work with young children on a daily basis. Improving the knowledge and skills of those who work with young children will ultimately improve child outcomes.


Child Care Council of Suffolk offers early care and education professionals a wide range of classes. Classes meet the requirements for NYS Office of Children and Family Services licensing, the NYS Core Body of Knowledge, and the Child Development Associate Competency Areas. Classes are held in Commack, Riverhead, or on-site when requested.   Please review the Course Listings and Click the Details Link next to the class you are interested in to find the course offering location and to register for the class online. Please also be sure to scroll through these Course Listings as well as explore our website to discover the many services that the Child Care Council of Suffolk offers in addition to classes. We welcome suggestions for class topics: please send requests to Joan Rocchetta at

On-site Technical Assistance is available to all child care professionals who work in licensed programs. For more information, email


Note: We partner with the Child Care Council of Nassau to offer professionals a wider range of class choices. We honor the discounted fees for services to members.  To register for classes offered by the Child Care Council of Nassau, you must go to their website at



   Click Here to register for Child Care Council of Suffolk Events 2024 


CSEA/VOICE WILL COVER YOUR TRAINING FEE and is open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt child care providers, (not available for assistants).  For specific details and authorization, go to: may also call: 855.472.6848 with questions.


(EIP) Educational Incentive Program (EIP)
Scholarship funding to participate in any training may be available through the Education Incentive Program (EIP).  For more information, visit  You may also contact EIP at 518-442-6575.