State Services & Resources

Child Care & Preschool
Child Care Options
Choosing Quality Child Care 

Assistance with Cost of Child Care 

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

Licensed Child Care Centers in New Jersey
(Includes Infant/Child Care, Preschools, Before & After Care)

Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating & Improvement System) 

Kindergarten Readiness
The Importance of Preschool & Early Education 
Preparing for Kindergarten and School Success  

NJ Schools
NJ School Directory: Public & Private Schools
NJ Public Schools: County & District Offices with Local School Listings 

Before & After Care (Kindergarten through Grade 6) 
Licensed Child Care Centers in New Jersey
(Includes Infant/Child Care, Preschools, Before & After Care)

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
(County Based Assistance for Finding/Paying for Before & After Care)

NJ School Curriculum, Services & Standards
Division of Early Childhood: PreSchool to Grade 3 

Core Curriculum & Implementation Guidelines: Kindergarten 
Common Core State Standards: Kindergarten through Grade 12 
New Jersey State Model Curriculum: Kindergarten through Grade 12 

NJ Department of Education Organizational Overview 
NJ Department of Education Student Support Services 

Office of Special Education
Regional Learning Resource Centers 
Special Education Resources for Parents & Families 

School Based Youth Services
(Adolescent Health & Family Support Services through NJ Schools)

Federal Resources

Kindergarten Readiness 
Countdown to School Success 

Office of Child Care (US Department of Health)  
Office of Head Start: Early Childhood and Knowledge Center 
Healthy Child Care (United States Environmental Protection Agency) 

Learning Disabilities (National Institutes for Health) 
Office of Special Education Services (US Department of Education) 
Resources for Families with Chldren with Special Needs (US Department of Health)

Community Resources

Child Care Aware NJ 

Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators 
New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition 
NJ County Councils for Young Children  

New Jersey Family Child Care Providers' Association 
The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health 
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

NJ Inclusive Child Care Project (For Children with Special Needs)  
NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of other languages/NJ Bilingual Educators   
Asthma Friendly Child Care Environment (Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of NJ)  

National Head Start Association 
Healthy Child Care America (AAP) 
Child Care Aware Parent Network 

National Association for Family Child Care   
Child Care Resources (Cooperative Extension System)
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 

National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education  
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children 

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines
for Early Care and Education Programs
, 3rd Edition

Professional Resources

State Services & Resources

NJ Workforce Registry

Child Care Food Program
School Nutrition Programs
Summer Food Service Program

FAQs: Starting & Maintaining a Child Care Business 
How to Become a Child Care Provider/Start a Child Care Business 
New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards, NJ Council For Young Children 

Professional Development (Department of Education) 
Child Care Center Indoor Environmental Health Assessments 

New Jersey Council for Young Children
(Governor's State Advisory Council for Early Care & Education)
Grow NJ Kids (Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System)

Department of Education Student Health 

Communicable Diseases and Health Topics (A to Z List) 
NJ Department of Health: In the News & Current Health Issues 

Communicable Disease Service: Immunization Requirements for School/Child Care Settings
Communicable Disease Service: Guidance for School/Child Care Settings
Federal Resources
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for the Education Professional 

Resources for the After School Professional (

Community Resources (For Professionals) 
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)   
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
Association for Early Learning Leaders 
The Pew Charitable Trusts, Pre-K Now

Society for Research in Child Development  
National Black Child Development Institute 
High Scope Educational Research Foundation 

National Institute for Early Education Research     
National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers 
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections 

First Book, Access to New Books for Children in Need 
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators   
Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood 

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