NYC's best training

The New York City Child Care Resource and Referral (NYC CCR&R) Consortium is offering professional development opportunities through online training courses for early childhood professionals caring for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school age children.

Getting started

These online training courses can be taken to meet annual training requirements to complete hours for those seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, CDA credential renewal or in-service training.


Our agencies

The NYC CCR&R Consortium is composed of four agencies that represent a united front by New York’s grassroots organizations to provide the best training and highest quality of care to all families, regardless of income or background.

Continuing Education


Individuals entering the Child Care field and experienced professionals can benefit from our services. We provide:

  • Help with child care program certification and licensing
  • Free or low-cost training on topics such as Health & Safety, Medication Administration Training (MAT), Child Development, and Sound Business Practices
  • Information on starting and operating a home-based business or an early childhood center
  • Information on Start-up and Health & Safety Grants
  • Information on scholarships for the Educational Incentive Program
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Health Care Plans for Child Care Programs
  • Infant Toddler Resource Center
  • Information on the Child & Adult Care Food Program
  • Free annual Child Care Provider Resource Days in each borough

Consult our events calendar to find out how you can get involved, or give us a call!

Upcoming events

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The Infant Toddler Resource Center


The New York City Infant Toddler Resource Center is a consortium program coordinated by the Day Care Council of New York. One of seven regional centers in New York State, its goal is to enhance the quality of infant-toddler care by:

  • Providing a coordinated approach to training & professional development in all early care and education settings, in multiple languages for potential & existing childcare professionals.
  • Providing center and home-based infant toddler programs, on-site, intensive technical assistance as a quality improvement strategy using standardized tools such as the Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS -R) and Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS-R) to assess needs, and measure quality improvement.
  • Expanding coordination & partnerships with the public and private groups/agencies with a goal of improving the care of infants, toddlers, and their families.

The Center is a nexus for the provision of technical assistance and professional development opportunities on best practices that meet the developmental needs of children from birth to three.

Consortium Updates


The New York State Impact Project needs your help!

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Impact Report — FY ’22-’23

Our whole nation is in crisis around finding affordable child

Impact Report — FY ’21-’22

As NYC child care providers and families return to the

Cares Act Report

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck New York City, it came