Additional Resources

Neep help? 2-1-1

http://www.nj211.org/ 

 

The New Jersey Head Start Association website is up! Please visit: newjerseyheadstartassociation.org

 

Financial Assistance Resources

DFD Child Care NJ
http://www.childcarenj.com/

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC)
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SNAP

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/

 

NJHELPS
The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a “one-stop” shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey.

Kinship Navigator Program
http://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/support/kinship/

NJ Family Care
http://www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx

Essex County Department of Citizen Services
http://essexcountynj.org/welfare/?doing_wp_cron=1477591957.7662711143493652343750

Child Protection and Permanency
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcpp/

Child Support
http://www.njchildsupport.org/

 

Studies and Data Reports

Child Care Aware of New Jersey

Newark Kids Count 2016 A Statewide Profile of Child Well-Being

Essex County Kids Count 2016 Profile

The Cost of Child Care in New Jersey

The Cost of Child Care in Essex County New Jersey

Compensation for Child Care Workers in New Jersey

 

CCRR Resources

NJ Div of Family Development Child
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/chldca.html

Child Care Referral Agencies by County
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/CCRandRs.html
ZERO TO THREE<
A national non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the
healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting
and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their
behalf.

http://www.zerotothree.org
National Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies
http://www.naccrra.org
New Jersey Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies
http://www.njaccrra.org/index.shtml
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
http://nrckids.org/STATES/NJ/newjersey.htm
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state chapter
http://www.healthychildcare.org/statecontacts.cfm?state=NJ

The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)is a national
clearinghouse and technical assistance center linking parents, providers,
policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education
information.

http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/

The New Jersey Child Assault (NJ CAP) Prevention Project is a
statewide network of local projects with over 200 facilitators available
to train in your school and community…training over three million children,
parents  and teachers how to be free from abuse and interpersonal
violence. Programs for Parents represents NJ CAP
throughout northern New Jersey.
http://www.njcap.org

Early Childhood Education Programs in NJ

A diploma in early childhood education is the first step towards a rewarding career as an educator of children. This diploma program combines theory and practice to produce a graduate who is qualified to find work in a preschool, elementary school, or other child education and care facility.In an early childhood education diploma program you will learn about the education needs specific to young children and how to go about fulfilling them. Learn about early childhood psychology and behavior and the specific teaching practices that cater to them. Also learn about how to communicate with children and their families to ensure that each child receives the attention he deserves.  For a list of programs in New Jersey click here.

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