The education and experience of child care providers directly affect 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.
Professional Development 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)
Targeted Training Series:
Our Quality Initiatives staff work together to offer a variety of Division of Family Development supported training series throughout the year. These modules focus on specific areas of child development, your program and family support.
Click on a series below for additional information and descriptions:
Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Trainings:
In New Jersey, all child care and early learning programs that accept, or wish to accept, child care subsidies must comply with the requirements set forth by Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization (CCDBG). This includes completing the CCDBG-required trainings. These trainings are required for all licensed or registered programs including center-based programs, home-based programs and summer youth camps. For additional information, please go to http://www.childcarenj.gov/Providers/Training
Registration for professional development trainings can be completed on the NJ Workforce Registry at https://njccis.com/njccis/home. For technical assistance, please contact Alyssa Lego at Alyssa.Lego@camdencounty.com.
Quarterly Child Care Provider Meetings
Join us for program updates, professional development, program updates and an opportunity to engage with fellow child care professionals in Camden County.
Additional Professional Development Resources:
- Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) – spanadvocacy.org
- Central Jersey Family Health Consortium – https://www.cjfhc.org/
- The New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC) – http://www.njsacc.org/index.php
- Socio-Emotional Formation Initiative (SEFI) – Click Here
- Ready Kids Website – https://www.ready.gov/kids
- Better Kid Care Online Learning – https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare