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- Workshop Request Form
- TIPS Flyer
- CDA Workshop Series Brochure
- CCDBG Overview
- Office of Licensing Workshop Schedule – Please check back!
- Information on Changes to Child Care Provider Eligibility Requirements Under CCDBG
- Information for Child Care Providers: Child Care Assistance for Families Experiencing Homelessness
- *Please see the top of our Resources page for instruction videos on the NJCCIS
The Early Childhood Institute for Professional Development (ECIPD), Child Care Connection’s training department, offers comprehensive educational programs for child care professionals throughout New Jersey. The Institute is operated and staffed by Child Care Connection. Training is available for any early childhood educator working with children birth through eight years old. All training is designed to improve the quality of care offered to children in any early childhood setting.
Research in the early childhood field indicates that training and education for early childhood professionals positively affect the quality of care offered to children. Benefits of training include enhanced program quality, positive outcomes for children, new/practical ideas, improved parent/provider communication, and increased professionalism.
As your time is valuable, several instructional opportunities are available to meet your unique professional development needs.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of Child Care Connection’s training opportunities are now offered virtually. Small-group CPR/First Aid is being offered in person. Please visit our Calendar page or call our Training Dept. at 609-989-7940 for more information.
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Care Aware of NJ has set up a great page with business-related resources for child care center directors and operators. To be directed to this child care center business support page, click here!
Child Care Connection is pleased to announce a grant from the Mercer County Department of Human Services to provide the TIPS initiative: Targeted Improvement Plan Support. TIPS offers no-cost quality improvement technical assistance and support based on program needs. For more information and to see if your child care center or family child care home is eligible for this no-cost service, check out the TIPS flyer under the Forms section on this page.
Family Child Care Providers
Child Care Connection offers training programs developed with the unique needs of Family Child Care (FCC) and Family, Friend, & Neighbor (FFN) providers in mind. These classes help ensure that all providers have access to the resources they need to provide high-quality early learning experiences to the children in their care. For available opportunities, check out our Calendar page. Classes are free unless otherwise noted. CPR and First Aid classes are available to FCC/FFN providers for a fee. For all the details, visit our CPR/First Aid page or call 609-989-7770, ext. 131, for more information.
Child Care Connection has not yet released its schedule of CCDBG classes for 2022. The schedule typically includes three opportunities for each of the four classes required by the new CCDBG regulations (for FCC/FFN providers and staff at centers, preschools, and camps), which were adopted federally in November 2014. The classes cover the mandatory topics of Health & Safety (Parts I & II), Child Development, and Child Abuse & Neglect: Mandated Reporting. Please call our Training Dept. at 609-989-7940 for more information.