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  • Register today for free training for Infant/Toddler Caregivers on Saturday, December 9, 2017 (12/8/2017)

     

    New Jersey First Steps
    A State-wide Infant Toddler Initiative
    Northern Region
    Programs for Parents, Inc.
    presents
    Guiding Principles of Early Care
    Part 1 & 2
    This free two day training is to explore infant and toddler child development principles, healthy relationships, attunement, responsive and primary care principles. This session will serve as a good refresher for many infant toddler providers as well as for those new to childcare industry.
    This training is specifically for infant and toddler caregivers.

     

     

    Location: Programs for Parents 500 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
    To register for these free classes, log onto www.njccis.com
    Click the button that says “Find Professional Development & Training Classes”
    ”Select Training Agency “Programs for Parents”
    Choose Course Name “Guiding Principles of Early Care Pt. 1 & 2”
    Funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development

  • DIRECTORS: Want to become more effective with your evaluations? Attend our workshop on Staff Assessment and Evaluation! (11/20/2017)

    Gearing up for Staff Evaluations? Want to become more effective with your evaluations? Attend our workshop on Staff Assessment and Evaluation! Effective employee evaluations should help both managers and employees. For managers, it’s an opportunity to correct problematic behaviors, acknowledge improvements and recognize exemplary performance among staff members. For employees, it’s the chance to hear praises sung or correct problematic behaviors before more serious issues arise. But if managers have not been trained to effectively draft and deliver an evaluation, the session can create a human resources nightmare. While training may not make evaluations fun, it can make them less time-consuming and more effective. Register here: www.njccis.com For more professional development, visit our training calendar https://www.programsforparents.org/events/

  • Want to earn your CDA? Attend Orientation 11/21! (11/10/2017)

    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!

    1. Complete the registration form!
    2. Send us your application package! Things that should be included in your application package:
      1. $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.
      2. A copy of your high school diploma or transcript
      3. 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)
    3. Turn in your completed application package! We accept three modes of submission.
      1. You can mail to our location
      2. Or Drop off at our location
      3. Or Fax in your application Package

    Address:  500 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042

    Fax: 973-744-6809

    1. 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.

    If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Blagman at 973-744-4050 ext 1011 or at ablagman@programsforparents.org.

     

    Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

  • Bringing Books to Life! A Story-Telling and Reading Books workshop (10/27/2017)

    Programs for Parents has partnered with Rutgers University-Newark’s Office of University Community Partnerships to bring early childhood professionals this exciting workshop! The Bringing Books to Life workshop will reinforce the importance of educators and caregivers spending quality time reading with the young children in their care through the intentional promotion of language development and early literacy skills development using books as a viable tool. Additionally, it will provide educators and caregivers with a foundation approach  to implementing  strategies and techniques that can be used with young children to help foster positive adult and child relationships, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, imagination, and creativity.

    The cost is $15. Payments can be made in person or over the phone with a credit card or money order. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

    You can register online at http://www.njccis.com or by calling 973-744-4050 ext. 1003.

     

  • PITC Resumen – Los Primeros Pasos de New Jersey (10/23/2017)

    Entrenamientos gratis para bebés y niños pequeños disponible en español en Noviembre.

    Para registrarse, visite al www.pinjregistry.org.

     

     

  • The FALL Training Calendar is Here! Download it TODAY! (10/23/2017)

    Looking for training to meet the CCDBG requirements?

    Looking to improve your knowledge of infants and toddlers?

    Looking to build your skills as an early childhood professional?

    Then we have exactly what you are looking for! Let Programs for Parents, Inc. meet your Professional Development needs!

    We offer training in the evenings and on weekends at our Newark and Montclair facilities.

    DOWNLOAD our FALL 2017 Professional Development calendar ECC_Cal_FALL17_Dft5.pdf (114 downloads)

    Training opportunities are now available for online registration at the New Jersey Workforce Registry  www.njccis.com

     

    Please note: Autism / Autismo will be offered on December 6th as reflected in the Workshop Descriptions not November 8th as indicated on the At a Glance. Conflict Resolution has been rescheduled from November 2nd 6:30pm-8:30pm to November 8th  6:30pm- 8:30pm. Let’s Move, Let’s Learn is offered on Saturday, December 2, 9:30am–12:30pm not 2:30pm.

  • 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!

    1. Complete the registration form!
    2. Send us your application package! Things that should be included in your application package:
      1. $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.
      2. A copy of your high school diploma or transcript
      3. 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)
    3. Turn in your completed application package! We accept three modes of submission.
      1. You can mail to our location
      2. Or Drop off at our location
      3. Or Fax in your application Package

    Address:  500 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042

    Fax: 973-744-6809

    1. 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 Amanda Blagman at 973-744-4050 ext 1011 or at ablagman@programsforparents.org.

     

    Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

  • 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

     

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    Jennifer Smith; Health Educator for the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) at the NJ Department of Health

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    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.

    GET MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM

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