State Services & Resources

Child Care Options
Choosing Quality Child Care
Assistance with Cost of Child Care 
Application Forms for Assistance with Child Care Costs

List of all Licensed Child Care Centers in NJ
(Includes Infant/Child Care, Pre-School, Before and After Care)
 

Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
(County Based Assistance with Finding/Paying for Child Care)

The Importance of Preschool & Early Education 
Preparing for Kindergarten and School Success  
New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards,
NJ Council For Young Children
 

NJ State Model Curriculum: Kindergarten to Grade 12
NJ State Common Core State Standards: Kindergarten to Grade 12
NJ State Core Curriculum and Implementation Guidelines: Kindergarten 
NJ State Division of Early Childhood (DOE Guidance for Pre-School through Grade 3) 

Federal Resources

Kindergarten Readiness 
Countdown to School Success
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
Office of Head Start: Early Childhood and Knowledge Center 
Healthy Child Care (United States Environmental Protection Agency)

Community Resources

Healthy Child Care America (AAP)
Child Care Aware Parent Network 
Child Care Resources (Cooperative Extension System)
NJ Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
NJ Inclusive Child Care Project (For Children with Special Needs) 
National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education 
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines
for Early Care and Education Programs
, 3rd Edition

State Services & Resources for the Professional

Child Care Food Program
School Nutrition Programs
Professional Development
My Pyramid for Preschoolers
Starting a Child Care Business
Assistance to Child Care Providers
FAQs about Starting and Maintaining a Child Care Business
Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education

Community Resources for the Professional

PreK Now  
High Scope 
The Hanen Center
Child Care in Health Care
National Head Start Association  
Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators 
Association for Early Learning Leaders 
Society for Research in Child Development  
National Institute for Early Education Research  
Teaching Strategies and The Creative Curriculum  
The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health  
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators 
National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center 
National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education  
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children

First Book 
Tools of the Mind
Reading is Fundamental
PBS.org (For Professionals)
Professional Impact New Jersey 
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
National Association for Family Child Care
National Black Child Development Institute
National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers' Association
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood 
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of other languages/NJ Bilingual Educators 
Creating an Asthma Friendly Child Care Environment (Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey)

Save the Children (How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis)
National Association of School Psychologists (Talking to Children about Crises Events)