Professional Development

The education and experience of child care providers directly affects the quality of a child care program. At the Department of Children’s Services, we strive to offer a variety of professional development opportunities and support services to our provider community as well as links to other community resources.


Children’s Services Monthly Training Calendar
The Department’s Training Calendar offers a wide range of workshops in child development, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, administrative procedure, health and safety, inclusion and more.

(click here for our training calendar)


Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Trainings for DFD’s Subsidy Assistance Program Health and Safety Requirements are offered in person monthly through our office or on-line. For additional information, please go to

Registration for professional development trainings can be completed on the NJ Workforce Registry at For technical assistance, please contact our office at 856-374-6326.


Quarterly Provider Meetings
Join us for program updates, professional development and an opportunity to engage with fellow child care professionals in Camden County.


Child Care Conference
Our Annual Child Care Conference is our largest professional development event and draws over 200 participants. We welcome all child care providers, parents, and community members for a full day of interaction and learning. A variety of workshops are offered that address child development, health and safety, developmentally appropriate practices, administrative procedures and many other current topics of interest.


Save the Date: Our next conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 and will be held at Camden County College in Blackwood. Details to follow.

Additional Professional Development Resources: