- CDA Orientation- Oct. 5th! (9/22/2017)
Date: Thursday Oct 5. 2017
Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Location: Programs for Parents (Newark) 570 Broad St. Newark, NJ 07102, 9th Fl. Training Room
Please RSVP by emailing your name and the word “Attending” to email@example.com.
Click the image “We’re Now Accepting CDA Students” link to enroll! Must enroll before attending the Orientation!
- Back by Popular Demand! (9/20/2017)
New Jersey First Steps, a state-wide Infant/ Toddler Initiative, presents The Best of PITC I. PITC stands for the Program for Infant Toddler Care develop d by WestEd in California. These free classes will be held at Programs for Parents in our Newark office beginning October 4, 2017!
Register now on www.pinjregistry.org.
- We’re Now Accepting CDA Students! (9/5/2017)
Please be aware that Programs for Parents is now accepting applications for our Fall 2017 CDA course!
Steps to Apply to the Fall 2017 CDA Program!
- Complete the registration form!
- Send us your application package! Things that should be included in your application package:
- $100 registration fee in the form of a money order or credit card transaction. We accept money orders mailed or dropped off. We also accept credit card payments over the phone or in person.
- A copy of your high school diploma or transcript
- Proof of employment or volunteering at a licensed child care center OR a registered family childcare provider (must be on a School Letterhead and signed by administrator)
- Turn in your completed application package! We accept three modes of submission.
- You can mail to our location
- Or Drop off at our location
- Or Fax in your application Package
Address: 500 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
- Please make sure to provide a valid email address and mailing address on your registration form as you will receive emails and letters updating you on your application status.
Please note that Programs for Parents does make payment plans for serious applicants, so please contact us if payment is a concern. Also, if you are working at a Grow NJ Kids center, you may be eligible for the Grow NJ Kids Scholarship.
If you have any questions, please contact Ravenne Gillett at 973-744-4050 x 1202 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Programs For Parents Hosts NJ Department of Health Webinar! (8/30/2017)
On August 24th 2017, Programs for Parents hosted a webinar presented by the New Jersey Department of Health on Childhood Immunizations. The presentation was presented by Jennifer Smith and Jenish Sudhakaran of the New Jersey Department of Health. Jennifer Smith is the Health Educator for the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) at the NJ Department of Health. In this role, Ms. Smith selects and develops appropriate immunization educational materials for use by the public and health care providers; provides in-service training for staff related to vaccine preventable diseases, updates on the immunization schedules, and the licensing of new vaccines. Ms. Smith regularly provides presentations and technical assistance to child care providers and school nurses on the topic of NJ Immunization Requirements. Additionally, she serves as a member of the NJ Immunization Network (NJIN), a statewide immunization coalition that promotes timely immunizations and addresses vaccine safety concerns.
Jenish Sudhakaran is the Population Assessment Coordinator for the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) at the NJ Department of Health. In this role, Ms. Sudhakaran’s responsibilities include identifying and monitoring pockets of under-immunized children by using coverage estimates through the utilization of assessments and surveys, in addition to estimating immunization coverage and exemption rates among children in New Jersey schools. Additionally, she is responsible for addressing inquiries from the public on vaccine preventable diseases along with providing presentations and technical assistance to child care providers and school nurses on New Jersey Immunization requirements.
They both are experts in their field and provided great insight for our participants. Did you miss it? View the recorded webinar here: Childhood Immunization: A Public Health Priority
Jennifer Smith; Health Educator for the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) at the NJ Department of Health
Jenish Sudhakaran; Population Assessment Coordinator for the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) at the New Jersey Department of Health
- New Jersey First Steps Leadership Institute – 9/28/17 (8/30/2017)
Join us this year at New Jersey First Steps Leadership Institute. This year, we feature educator and author Julie K. Biddle, PhD, as she will discuss her book, The Three R’s of Leadership: Building Effective Early Childhood Programs Through Relationship, Reciprocal Learning, and Reflection.
- Guiding Principles of Early Care-Part 2-8/31/17! (8/16/2017)
- Guiding Principles of Early Care-Part 2 (Spanish)-8/31/17! (8/16/2017)
- Guiding Principles of Early Care Part 1-8/30/17! (8/16/2017)
- Guiding Principles of Early Care-Part 1 (Spanish)-8/29/17! (8/16/2017)
- PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS LAUNCHES NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE (8/8/2017)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2017
Programs for Parents
PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS LAUNCHES NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE
Greater Newark Shared Services Alliance is Seeking New Members
Newark, NJ: Programs for Parents held its’ first meeting for the Greater Newark Shared Services Alliance at Turrell Fund on Monday, July 24th. The alliance will be a framework that allows multiple Early Care and Education sites to pool needs and share resources – including staff, information, skills and funds – in order to improve the capacity to provide high quality care.
The meeting brought together thought leaders in pedagogy, early childhood education, policy, philanthropy and business to identify critical needs in Early Care and Education and discuss the roles and responsibilities of the soon-to-be-formed Alliance Advisory Council. Program for Parents CEO, Beverly Lynn stated “Shared Services creates a new pathway for the future of Early Childhood Programs. Programs for Parents is pleased to lead the way for Essex County.”
Programs for Parents is seeking 10 Early Care and Education sites to participate in this new pilot program. Centers must be committed to high quality and meet one of the following criteria: Grow NJ Kids, NAEYC Accredited, Early Head Start/Head Start, and or Pre-K Contracted Center. Two information Sessions will be held at Programs for Parents Newark office (570 Broad Street) on:
- Thursday, August 10 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am (9th floor)
- Wednesday, August 16 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am (5th floor)
The Greater Newark Shared Services Alliance is funded by The Nicholson Foundation and Turrell Fund, and will serve as a pilot program to be replicated in other New Jersey counties. “The Nicholson Foundation is extremely proud to help bring the Shared Service Alliance to families in Newark,” said Kay Hendon, Senior Early Childhood Program Officer of The Nicholson Foundation. “Shared service models help providers deliver early childhood care and education in a more streamlined and efficient way, ensuring that resources are reallocated to where they can most directly improve outcomes for children.”
About Programs for Parents: Programs for Parents (PfP) is a non-profit organization which works to ensure that children get the best possible start in life. It supports children, families and child care providers, in Essex County, through advocacy and action; offering education, referrals, sharing best practices and access to available financial resources.
About The Nicholson Foundation: The Nicholson Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in New Jersey. The Foundation’s goal is to improve health and early childhood outcomes by implementing strategies that inform policy and transform service delivery systems. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://thenicholsonfoundation.org.
About Turrell Fund: Turrell Fund’s mission is to financially and strategically support organizations which directly provide or foster the creation and delivery of quality developmental and educational services to at-risk children, especially the youngest and their families, in Vermont and designated areas of New Jersey.