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Training and Education


The Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project offers workshops on a variety of topics to raise the quality and capacity of child care in our area.  Workshops are open to child care providers, parents, and the public.  These workshops also help child care providers fulfill Training Requirements.

To request a training topic or schedule a group presentation, please call 315.782.4900 ext 239 or contact us.


Are you ready to begin working on your CDA?  JLCP would like to help!

Schedule an appointment and get moving toward your professional goals. For more information about the CDA credential process, visit the Council for Professional Recognition online at or call 315.782.4900 ext 239.

Educational Incentive Program (EIP) Scholarship funding to participate in training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit You may also contact EIP at or call 800-295-9616.


Professional Development Program offers no-cost video conferences and online training as well as information on Health and Safety Training and Medication Administration Training.  PDP maintains an extensive list of OCFS approved distance learning organizations and courses. is a one-stop source of information for those exploring careers in early childhood and school-age programs as well as those already working in the field and looking to advance their careers.

Jefferson Community College is one of 64 campuses – and one of 30 community colleges – which comprise the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  It is the only institution of higher education whose campus is within a 50-mile radius of the city of Watertown, NY.

New York Works for Children (NYWFC) is the state’s integrated professional development system for the early childhood and school age workforce.  NWYFC is home to The Aspire Registry, New York State’s registry and statewide training calendar for early childhood and school age professionals.

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children promotes excellence in early care and education services for New York State children and families, through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.