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First Steps Urban Outreach
Child Care Training Center

The mission of First Steps Child Care Trainings is to provide, competent, innovative, and quality training to organizations’, businesses, and individuals in the communities in which they serve. We are caring and committed people who have put both professional and educational experience together in order to enhance and optimize community health.

First Steps Urban Outreach

We Work Under The Oversight of The Department of Health and OCFS, & The Professional Development Program at SUNY


Directors Training 

Directors are responsible for hiring, training and maintaining staff who provide a healthy and safe environment for children. This course is 15 hours long and will help directors look at policies and procedures that reinforce high-quality health and safety practices

Open Your Daycare Health & Safety

Child care providers have one of the most important jobs; the care and education of children. This course is 15 hours long and is required by law in order to start working in a home-based child care or day care facility.

Order Child Care Application

Order your child care business Application to become a licensed home-based business/provider for free. Please note, this link will take you to the NYS Office of Child & Family Services website.

Health & Safety Recertification

A program aimed at family day care and group family day care providers and their assistants. This course is a 30 hours long and is required every two years and within the first six months of becoming licensed

SACC Credential

Semester 1 Starts May 9th, 2024

The School-Age Care (SAC) Credential is a program which was developed to promote quality services to children and families by providing specific standards, training, and evaluation of school-age staff members and providers.

CPR & First Aid

Prepare yourself to respond with our First Aid and CPR course safety training. Our First Aid & CPR program is ideal for childcare facilities, schools, and community groups.


Gregory & Milka Pereira

Meet The Founders

Gregory & Milka create business owners and employees for the child care industry. They met in 1998 while providing services to homeless individuals and families. Having had the knowledge, skills and the disposition to offer quality services. They married in 2004 and decided to open a business of their own in 2007. Milka had (7) children of her own, and Gregory had one…Milka decided to use her skills and opened a successful day care with her daughter and Gregory has been teaching a multitude of training’s which also include Health & Safety, CPR, and many other adult education training’s. Now they also hire other quality professionals to empower their community,

Child Care Trainings


Maria Odaly Garcia

"I took my training with Gregory & Milka at First Steps Childcare Training Center. I really learned a lot about opening my own business. I like being my own boss. I appreciate them helping me in my journey." 

Ms. Hawa Dubose

"I took all my training with First Steps Urban Outreach Child Care Training Center. I have owned my business for over 6 years now, and they have assisted me since day one." 

Melissa Antomattei

"I was taught A – Z about how to open my own daycare, from two patient and knowledgable people. They gave me the personal touch. And whenever I had a question…They were there to answer. I recommend you take trainings with the," 

We Work With Individuals, Families, & Groups


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