Early Intervention: Professional Development and Trainings

The New York City Early Intervention Program provides free online and in-person professional development opportunities to Early Intervention clinicians and administrators. All Early Intervention training opportunities include continuing education units (CEUs). Early Intervention providers can also use the professional development training hours to fulfill annual training requirements, as specified by the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.

The NYC Bureau of Early Intervention is an approved provider of CEUs for:

  • Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant (OT/OTA)
  • Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant (PT/PTA)
  • Social Work (LMSW/LCSW)
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

NYC Early Intervention Online Trainings

Disclaimer: The Early Intervention online learning management system is hosted by a third-party vendor. To access the Early Intervention online learning management system, users will need to leave the NYC Department of Health website. All of the web-based content published on the Early Intervention online learning management system has been approved for the purpose of offering web-based learning opportunities to providers of Early Intervention services in New York City.


Check back here for more online professional development trainings about Early Intervention. Providers who want to learn about new training opportunities as they become available can also sign up for our mailing list by emailing EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov.

Current Web-Based Learning Opportunities Available with CEUs

Implementing Family-Centered Best Practices (Nine Contact Hours)

This online training provides information about evidence-based, family-centered best practices. It consists of five modules. The content has been reviewed by Dr. Dathan D. Rush (Ed.D., CCC-SLP) and Dr. M’Lisa Shelden (PT, Ph.D.), who are national experts on family-centered and coaching best practices.

This online training is also approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA). If you would like to receive CEUs from NYPTA, email EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov after completing this training.

Structured Technical Assistance

New York City Early Intervention provider agencies seeking to promote best practices should contact the NYC Bureau of Early Intervention to learn about Structured Technical Assistance (STA) Professional Development Training.

STA is an innovative professional development opportunity designed to provide information about the latest best practices and offer a chance for providers to earn CEU credits. STA can also be used to meet the standards and requirements for service provision and professional development identified in State regulations and the NYS Early Intervention Provider Agreement. To learn more and to sign up, email EmbeddedCoaching@health.nyc.gov.

Other Training Resources

Foundations of Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

The NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) is funded by the Health Department through the Thrive NYC Initiative to provide technical assistance and training to professionals serving children ages 0-5 and their families. This work has resulted in the development of a new training series, Foundations of Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers. This series consists of three modules, which align with the recently released NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention guidance document, Meeting the Social-Emotional Development Needs of Infants and Toddlers: Guidance for Early Intervention and Other Early Childhood Professionals.

State-Sponsored Trainings

The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center is funded by the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI). The NYS BEI Provider Agreement requires that service coordination providers participate in the introductory service coordination training session sponsored by the NYS Department of Health.

New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center

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