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Services for Child Care Providers

Image_servicesccEvidence shows that the developmental needs of a child (such as academics, social, emotional and physical) require professionals who have earned credentials in their field. Programs for Parents' trainers help early childhood professionals achieve certification that acknowledges their skills in early childhood development. In addition, our trainers provide ongoing training to refresh and expand their knowledge in this evolving area. Training is available to meet the needs of staff at all levels, from entry level to executive. PfP trainers have all met the qualifications required for the Professional Impact New Jersey Registry. 

Changes to Child Care Provider Eligibility Requirements
Effective 10/1/2016


Registered Family Child Care

Licensed Center Child Care

Professional Development Week Calendar

NJ Administrators' Credential Brochure

Directors' Academy Brochure

Child Care Resource and Referral Update Form - Use this to update your  information in our database.

Administrators' Credential Flyer - The New Jersey Administrators' Credential offers early child care administrator’s an opportunity to acquire exceptional skills in education, organization and evaluation. NJAC is open to directors and their administrators who have completed the Directors' Academy.


Technical assistance

Programs for Parents provides technical assistance to child care providers and parents of enrolled children. Technical assistance is used to improve care of services to children in care as well as improving and strengthening communications between providers and parents. Technical assistance is also a way to educate parents and providers in child care and child development. As part of technical assistance, Programs for Parents offers additional support services in Essex County to parents and providers, upon request.  Visit our Contact page for detailed information on how to contact us for technical assistance.



Provider Recognition

On June 1, 2012 Programs for Parents held its annual Provider Appreciation Dinner at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. Over 80 providers attended and had the privilege of listening to Dr. Stacey Patton , author of That Mean Old Yesterday. Dr. Patton spoke about the foster care and adoption systems in New Jersey from the perspective of having been adopted and then placed back in the foster care system. It was an evening of inspiration, laughter, tears and of recognizing why Family Child Care Providers are such an important cornerstone of the child care community in Essex County.


Advocacy and Public Policy Resources

As an advocate you can influence public policies and encourage positive programming that support children in a variety of ways.  This is done by contacting legislators, joining advocacy groups or educating yourself and your peers about relevant issues.  To find out more click here.


For information on the steps and requirements for opening a child care business in New Jersey visit the Office of Licensing website.