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Professional
Development

Professional Development is an important aspect of continuing your career growth and striving to reach your goals.  It influences employment and can help advance your career. Networking opportunities allow you to learn from peers and exchange resources and build your confidence in your competence. Professional development also affects quality learning outcomes for children in your care.

Monthly Professional Development Sessions

Lead Trainers

Contact your county lead trainer to discuss creating a professional development plan for yourself or your  program.

NJ Workforce Registry

The Child Development  Associate (CDA)

Onsite Training

Monthly Professional Development Sessions

We value your participation in our professional development offerings, so please register on www.njccis.com 

or call Shante Knight 908.947.0556, Marilyn Quintana (español) 732.934.2902,  

or Angie DeFazio, 732.934.2882

Community Child Care Solutions offers caregivers living and/or working in Middlesex and Somerset counties professional development through monthly workshops, conferences, newsletters, on-line, in person, and on-site training.

 

Our commitment is to raise the quality of child care by providing a variety of educational opportunities for child care providers. Training is currently offered online through Zoom. Providers will receive a training schedule on a quarterly basis (October, January, April and July), at least three to four weeks prior to the first workshop. Registration must be done on www.njccis.com.

Monthly Professional Development
& Brochures

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Lead Trainers

Lead trainers provide direct assistance with registration of professional development courses through NJCCIS and scheduling on-site training for child care centers. Contact your county lead trainer to discuss creating a professional development plan for yourself or your  program.

Marilyn Quintana

Middlesex County Lead Trainer

732-934-2902 

Shante Knight

Somerset County Lead Trainer

732-947-0556 

NJ Workforce Registry

We have entered into a joint collaboration with NJWorkforce Registry to use the NJ Registry database to register for our workshops. This means if you would like to attend a CCCS workshop, you will need to have a Registry number.

What is the NJ Registry?

Anyone who works with children in a child care center, a family child care setting, after‐school program or in a public school system is required to complete professional development training hours. The NJ Registry is an on‐line database which helps early childhood professionals manage and track their professional development hours. It also recognizes a person’s education, training and work experience in the field of early childhood education. Active members can print their membership card, Certificate of Recognition and an Education and Training Report, which is a summary of any degrees, certifications, college experience and credentials they have, as well as trainings they have attended.

For more information, visit the Workforce Registry online or call 1-877-522-1050

How to create an account in NJCCIS

Creating an Account in NJCCIS

Como Crear Una Cuenta-Create an Account

 

What is a registry number?

Once you register, you will be assigned a number.  That number will be used to document your workshop attendance.

How to find and register for trainings?

How to Search for Trainings on NJCCIS

Como Encontrar Clases de Capacitacion y Desarrollo Profesional

The Child Development Associate (CDA)

The Child Development Associate (CDA) is a nationally recognized credentialing program.

It is a competency-based credential awarded to individuals who work with young children, both as Family Child Care Providers or center-based staff and have met all of the requirements outlined by the Council for Professional Recognition.

The State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families (licensing agency) recognizes the credential as equivalent to the Group Teacher certificate.

Community Child Care Solutions is Gold Standard Certified by the Council for Professional Recognition. The program is a 10-month course that meet 3 hours each week , beginning each August until mid- June.

This course consists of 135 training hours, with no fewer than 10 hours in each of the following content areas:

  1.     Planning a safe, healthy, learning environment

  2.     Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development; 

  3.     Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development; 

  4.     Strategies to establish productive relationships with families;

  5.     Strategies to manage an effective program operation;

  6.     Maintaining a commitment to professionalism;

  7.     Observing and recording children’s behavior; and

  8.     Principles of child development and learning.

Contact Angie DeFazio for further information adefazio@cccschildcare.org

  • What kind of child care can I use and receive help in paying for my child's care?
    You can use a Licensed Child Care Center, State-Registered Family Child Care (FCC) home provider or a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN). The selection is always parental choice.
  • What is the process if I select a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN) provider?
    You should inform the Subsidy Case Worker assigned to your case that you would like to use a FFN provider. You must also be prepared to have the potential provider’s full legal name, address of where he/she will be watching your child, provider’s phone number and social security number available when you call. This potential provider will then receive a phone call and will be mailed a packet that must be completed and returned immediately. New requirements must be met by your potential provider before payment can be approved. IMPORTANT: Due to new state mandated requirements the timeframe to complete all the requirements can take approximately five through eight weeks. We will not back pay, parents / applicants will have to pay out of pocket until the prospective provider has completed all the requirements and has been approved.
  • How often should a provider expect to be paid?
    Once the contract is received, the provider can expect to receive payment on a bi-weekly basis which will be direct deposited into their bank account.
  • I submitted an application for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP); how long will it take to process my application?
    We review documentation provided by you within 10 business days. However please be advised a response will be sent to you via mail and allow an additional 3 to 5 business days for mailing.
  • Do you help pay registration fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with registration fee. Up to $50 registration fee can be paid per provider; one time only.
  • Do you help pay transportation fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with transportation. Up to $2 per day can be paid.
  • How much assistance will I receive and what is my portion (co-pay)?
    The amount covered is dependent on your family size, income and whether you need full-time or part-time care. The exact amounts will not be known until all of the listed information has been approved and entered in the state subsidy systems.
  • Do you help pay occasional care if my current provider is closed due to school closing?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with occasional care due to your child’s current provider closing due to school closing or holiday.
  • Can my subsidy payment be stopped or terminated?
    Yes. Below are some reasons you may no longer receive help in paying for child care (based on the subsidy program you are approved for). Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Your activity has ended or you stop attending You have not submitted employment documents to your case worker You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible Child Care Assistance PRogram (CCAP): You move out of New Jersey Your income increases over the 85 % of the SMI income scale You stop working or attending school for more than three months You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible For a complete list you can read your Parent Handbook or speak to a Subsidy Case Manager.

On Site Training

We know how difficult it can be to provide your staff with training opportunities, so we have established Early Care and Education On-Site Training Services. Through On-Site Training, we offer a variety of training topics for child care professionals. Our workshops will be designed to meet the special needs and issues of your staff and are offered at a date, time and location convenient to you.

 

 

 

 

The following Professional Development team members can help you arrange an on-site professional development session:

Angie DeFazio

732-934.2882 

Mirna Montanez

732-934-2827 

Marilyn Quintana

732-934-2902 

  • What kind of child care can I use and receive help in paying for my child's care?
    You can use a Licensed Child Care Center, State-Registered Family Child Care (FCC) home provider or a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN). The selection is always parental choice.
  • What is the process if I select a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN) provider?
    You should inform the Subsidy Case Worker assigned to your case that you would like to use a FFN provider. You must also be prepared to have the potential provider’s full legal name, address of where he/she will be watching your child, provider’s phone number and social security number available when you call. This potential provider will then receive a phone call and will be mailed a packet that must be completed and returned immediately. New requirements must be met by your potential provider before payment can be approved. IMPORTANT: Due to new state mandated requirements the timeframe to complete all the requirements can take approximately five through eight weeks. We will not back pay, parents / applicants will have to pay out of pocket until the prospective provider has completed all the requirements and has been approved.
  • How often should a provider expect to be paid?
    Once the contract is received, the provider can expect to receive payment on a bi-weekly basis which will be direct deposited into their bank account.
  • I submitted an application for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP); how long will it take to process my application?
    We review documentation provided by you within 10 business days. However please be advised a response will be sent to you via mail and allow an additional 3 to 5 business days for mailing.
  • Do you help pay registration fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with registration fee. Up to $50 registration fee can be paid per provider; one time only.
  • Do you help pay transportation fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with transportation. Up to $2 per day can be paid.
  • How much assistance will I receive and what is my portion (co-pay)?
    The amount covered is dependent on your family size, income and whether you need full-time or part-time care. The exact amounts will not be known until all of the listed information has been approved and entered in the state subsidy systems.
  • Do you help pay occasional care if my current provider is closed due to school closing?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with occasional care due to your child’s current provider closing due to school closing or holiday.
  • Can my subsidy payment be stopped or terminated?
    Yes. Below are some reasons you may no longer receive help in paying for child care (based on the subsidy program you are approved for). Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Your activity has ended or you stop attending You have not submitted employment documents to your case worker You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible Child Care Assistance PRogram (CCAP): You move out of New Jersey Your income increases over the 85 % of the SMI income scale You stop working or attending school for more than three months You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible For a complete list you can read your Parent Handbook or speak to a Subsidy Case Manager.

Make a Difference for the Families of Middlesex & Somerset Counties

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