State & National Resources

NJCCIS: How to Access Scholarships Informative video on how to access scholarship information through the NJCCIS.

NJCCIS: How to Create an Account Video providing basic instruction on how to create an account in the NJCCIS/Registry.

NJCCIS: How to Log In & Reset a Forgotten Password Video to walk you through how to log in and reset a forgotten password for the NJCCIS.

NJCCIS: How to Search for Professional Development Informative video on how to search professional development opportunities in the NJCCIS.

NJCCIS: How to Upload Documents Informational video on how to upload documents to the NJCCIS.

National Resources

American Camp Association

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Check for recalls on your products!

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

Ready Kids! Disaster preparedness website for children, teens, families, and educators.

Self-Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness

Survey Monkey

Information about Medicaid

Birth Injury: Cerebral Palsy

New Jersey Resources

Advocates for Children of New Jersey Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is an advocacy group that works with local, state, and federal leaders to identify and implement changes that will benefit New Jersey’s children.

Child Care Aware-NJ Child Care Aware NJ (CCANJ) is a non-profit organization composed of the child care resource and referral agencies serving each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

Early Intervenion – Mid-Jersey CARES for Special Children Collaborative The Mid-Jersey CARES (Collaboration, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Services) for Special Children Collaborative is a Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (REIC) whose goal is to help strengthen and improve early intervention services for children with special needs, ages birth to three years, and their families. The Mid-Jersey CARES region consists of the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Monmouth, and Ocean.

Earned Income Tax Credit The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal and state tax benefit for individuals and families who earn low to moderate incomes in New Jersey. It is a tax credit that may reduce the amount of taxes you owe or provide you with a refund, even if you don’t owe any taxes.

Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System, is New Jersey’s program to raise the quality of child care and early learning across the state. For parents, it provides information on selecting a quality provider to help them make the most of their child’s early learning opportunities. For child care and early learning programs, it provides resources that help raise their quality and continuously improve their programs.

Head Start is a comprehensive early education program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.  In Mercer County,  Children’s Home Society of NJ and  Gateway Community Action Partners provide these services.

Home Visitation Services Children’s Futures and Mercer Street Friends are the Mercer County providers of New Jersey-supported home visitation services that focuses on supporting families of infants and young children.  Home visitation services are in place to improve the physical and emotional well-being of infants, children, and their families by providing community based education and in-home support to parents.

NJ Child Care Program Inspection/Violation Reports This link takes you to the State of New Jersey web page and allows you to search for a child care program in your community.  When looking for information about a specific program, click on view inspection reports, which will provide you with the most recent inspection violation reports for that specific program.

New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health is a professional organization for mental health professionals, teachers, early educators, child care staff, home visitors, allied health professionals, doulas, nurses, social workers, administrators, legislators, and other professionals who support the relational and emotional well-being of young families. We promote the formation and development of multidisciplinary professionals in this field, create supportive partnerships with families, and collaborate with state-wide stakeholders to advance policies towards the betterment of infants, toddlers, young children and their families in New Jersey.

New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children NJAEYC is a statewide association that represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight. Our primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high-quality early childhood programs through improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education, as well as by improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes, and schools.

New Jersey Dept. of Children & Families Safety Campaigns

New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) For radon guidelines for child care centers.

New Jersey Family Child Care Providers’ Association

New Jersey Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers

New Jersey Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care The requirements to be a registered family child care provider in New Jersey.

New Jersey Parent Link

NJ Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (NJCITE) The Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE) promotes quality infant and toddler care and education by building collaborations, providing professional development opportunities, support and resources, and by influencing public policy.

NJ Division of Family Development The State’s child care program can support you with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data, and what makes a quality program.

NJ FamilyCare Free or low-cost health insurance for children and families.

NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Information on the SNAP (Food Stamps) program in New Jersey, including how to apply.

NJ Workforce Registry The NJ Workforce Registry, which moved to in October 2017, allows early childhood and school-age professionals to maintain a record of their experience, education, professional development, and credentials in a central location. Additionally, it provides the workforce access to professional development resources, information, and training opportunities.

Online Child Care Training Online training available through the State for centers accepting State child care subsidy funds. This is the health & safety training required as part of the 2014 CCDBG Reauthorization.

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.  WIC Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. WIC services include nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening, and health care referrals. Enrollment is open to all eligible applicants. More information is available here: NJ WIC Program.