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UFT.org Home > Providers Grant Program
UFT Providers Grant Program
As a result of the contract negotiated by the UFT with New York State on behalf of the Family Child Care Providers of New York City, the UFT receives millions in state funds to provide a host of quality professional development programs for our child care providers. These providers are often the first teachers our city's youngest citizens encounter and, as such, help prepare our children for an easier, successful transition to pre-K, kindergarten and first grade. The programs include state-mandated courses for providers to receive or renew a license, a course required for informal (legally-exempt) providers to qualify for the enhanced market rate, and classes in CPR, first aid, hygiene, and safety.
Please note: All registration fees must be paid by money order only. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. No children of any age are permitted to attend. Registrants must arrive on time for classes. Those arriving with children or late will not be allowed to attend.
For more information, please call 212-598-6829.
30-hour professional development class for initial licensing and license renewal
Designed to help providers fulfill the 30-hour professional development requirement for initial licensing and license renewal, our 30-hour professional development course covers all nine topics mandated by the state and federal government for providers to receive or renew a license. These five days cover everything from recognizing the signs of child abuse to meeting the nutritional needs of young children to learning about child development. You must register for the entire 5-course session. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Fee: $100 money order
Classes take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:
Brooklyn UFT office (335 Adams St.): Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 6
CPR/AED/First Aid Classes
It is critical that all child care providers be proficient and certified in CPR, first aid and the use of automated external defibrillators. We offer a four-hour class in these areas to help meet the needs of licensed, registered and legally-exempt (informal) providers as well as program assistants and substitutes. Participants who complete the class will receive a certificate of completion and a certification card indicating proficiency in these life-saving skills.
Fee: $10 money order
English-only classes at the Manhattan UFT office, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Dec. 2, Dec. 9
English-only classes at the Manhattan UFT office, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ONLY: Nov. 19, Dec. 10
Próximos cursos en español at UFT Manhattan (52 Broadway), Sábado from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. o 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: 2 de diciembre, 9 de diciembre
Free workshops for informal (legally-exempt) providers
Our course for informal (legally-exempt) providers covers everything! We offer a broad range of topics including food and fire safety, behavior management, early childhood education and infant nutrition. We present this exciting professional development opportunity in two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. You must attend both sessions to qualify for a higher rate of pay.
Brooklyn UFT office (335 Adams St.): Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (child development)
Manhattan UFT office (52 Broadway): Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (health and safety) and Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (child development); Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (health and safety) and Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (child development)
Free training to support children who have challenging behaviors
Learn how to help children who have challenging behaviors by learning why children act the way they do, and learn how to provide positive individualized support for the children in your care. The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices developed by two national, federally-funded research and training centers.
Training will take place at the Manhattan UFT office (52 Broadway) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must commit to all three dates.
Infant/Toddler Cohort 2: Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16