New Jersey First Steps

New Jersey First Steps was created to assist early educators in offering the quality care to the infants and toddlers in their programs. Free workshops, mentoring and small grants are available to family child care providers and center staff. We also offer special training to directors of programs that care for infants and toddlers.

Monthly Workshops



What is the cost of the workshop?

Most training workshops have a small fee which covers room rental, materials and trainer fees.

Do I need to take the whole series of workshops?

It depends.  Sometimes the workshops are offered as a series, and sometimes they are offered separately.  Check the registration form to see what the current offering is.

Do I need to be working with infants or toddlers to register for the workshop?

Yes.  These workshops are designed with infant and toddler staff in mind.  To fully benefit from the information shared, you need to be with children in that age group.

Where are the workshops held?

The workshops are held at the St. John Neumann Conference Center, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ.  In the evening, park in the back and enter through the St. John Neumann Conference center entrance.


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