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CCCC encourages parents, grandparents, or guardians of children to be involved in the child care community. This page list links to websites parents might find useful. You may scroll down to view each section or go directly to the section of interest by clicking a link below.

 

Advocacy

Child Care Resources

Employment Websites

Health Websites

Other Publications

Advocacy

 

Advocates for Children of NJ

Advocates for Children of NJ push for better laws, policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families.
www.acnj.org

 

Ending Childhood Hunger

Become a champion to end hunger! To learn what you can do to ensure no child in our country goes hungry visit: www.endhungernj.org

 

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

SPAN’s goal is to increase the quality of early care and education for children with special needs.

www.spannj.org

 

 

Child Care Resources

 

Child Care Aware®

Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

http://childcareaware.org

 

Child Care Aware NJ

Child Care Aware NJ (CCANJ) is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies. CCANJ promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice. We believe that all children deserve access to high quality, affordable child care. We recognize that families need support in understanding and accessing the child care options in their community and we represent those agencies that help them do so.

http://www.ccanj.org/

 

National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is a leading voice for early childhood education.  They help policy makers and the public understand the benefits of high-quality child care programs and services. They also advocate for affordable early childhood education for all children birth through age 8.

www.naeyc.org

 

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center

This agency provides information on topics commonly of interest to parents and providers including resources on how to open a child care business, professional development, licensing regulations, and child development and early learning. They also offer a list of publications, organizations, and useful websites.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov

 

NJ Child Assault Prevention

CAP trains children, parents and teachers to prevent peer assault, stranger abduction and known adult assault. www.njcap.org  

 

NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS)

NJEIS assists infants and toddlers, birth to age three with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. A member of the early intervention team will come out and conduct an evaluation of the child to decide if there is a need for ongoing early intervention.

http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml

 

NJ Inclusive Child Care Project

This project offers free workshops for parents and professionals in both English and Spanish. They also offer free on-site technical assistance and support to child care providers, including family child care providers and after-school programs on including children with special needs.

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/

 

NJ Parent Link

NJ Parent Link is a website designed by the State of NJ with parents in mind. It highlights New Jersey state services and resources available to parents. This includes information on child care, health and wellness services, parenting resources, family support services and more. The website is available in English and Spanish.

www.njparentlink.nj.gov

 

Zero to Three

Zero to Three is dedicated to informing, training and supporting early childhood professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

www.zerotothree.org

 

Employment Websites

 

Below are links to websites which list jobs available, help job-seekers find services that will help to overcome barriers to employment and provide resume writing tips. 

Career Builder

http://careerbuilder.com

Career One Stop

http://careeronestop.org/

Job Connection Services

www.jobconnectionservices.com/

Monster

www.monster.com

NJ Employment

www.state.nj.us/nj/employ/

 

NJ Jobs

www.nj.com/jobs/

 

Proceed

www.proceedinc.com/

 

Unemployment

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ui/ui_index.html

Health Websites

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child's health: homes, schools, doctor's offices, and communities.

www.healthiergeneration.org

 

Autism New Jersey

Autism New Jersey provides information, advocacy services, family and professional education, and consultation to those caring for a loved one with Autism.

http://www.autismnj.org

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Adolescent and School Health)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a section on their website dedicated to Adolescent and School Health. Its goal is to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults.

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth

 

Children's Specialized Hospital

Children’s Specialized Hospital provides rehabilitation care for children affected by traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. It has nine locations in New Jersey and is the largest free-standing pediatric rehabilitation hospital.

www.childrens-specialized.org

 

Horizon NJ Health

Are your children without health insurance? They don't need to be! The NJ FamilyCare Advantage program offered through Horizon NJ Health can help.

www.horizonnjhealth.com

 

La Leche League in NJ

This group educates women about breastfeeding.

http://www.llli.org/

 

Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! is a program dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity. The Let’s Move! Initiative focus on creating a healthy start for children, empowering parents and caregivers, providing healthy food in schools, improving access to healthy, affordable foods and increasing physical activity.

https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/

 

The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of NJ

This website provides useful information with regards to Asthma including printable resources for parents and child care providers. Items include: Daily Asthma/Allergy Communication Form, Child Care Air Quality Chart, and Steps to Follow for an Asthma Episode. www.pacnj.org

 

Respira

Located at The University Hospital in Newark, the program educates both parents and children about the development, triggers, and treatment of asthma.

http://njms.rutgers.edu/community/respira/respira_english/index.cfm

 

Shaping NJ

This state program aims to promote healthy lifestyles. It does this by educating the public about being physically active, and eating healthy. It also gives information about how to find recreational facilities and nutritious foods where they live, work, learn and play. Its goal is to fight obesity and chronic disease prevention.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/shapingnj/index.shtml/  

 

Other Resources

(Lists County, State, Federal & Private)

 

African Hispanic Immigration Organization (AHIO)

AHIO assists people of all nations with issues such as: immigration law and removal proceedings, immigration court representation services, domestic violence and child abuse services, anti-trafficking assistance programs, citizenship assistance programs, asylees/refugees programs, and legal assistance programs. 

http://ahiolaw.org                  

 

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is a values-based youth development organization. They provide programs that build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness. http://www.scouting.org

 

Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF)

CSF offers tuition assistance to parents with children attending private school in grades K-8.

www.scholarshipfund.org

 

Division of Child Protection and Permanency - DCP&P (formerly DYFS)

DCP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect.  If necessary they arrange for the child's protection and the family's treatment. To report suspected child abuse and neglect, please call 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (652-2873)

http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcpp

 

Girl Scouts of America

Girl Scouts is an all-girl organization where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.  Girls experience adventure trips, sports, leadership opportunities, community service projects and team building activities. http://www.girlscouts.org

 

Inmate Finder

Inmate finder allows the public to get basic information about inmates in NJ correctional facilities. The New Jersey Department of Corrections updates this information on a biweekly basis to ensure that it is complete and accurate as possible.

https://www20.state.nj.us/DOC_Inmate/inmatesearch  

 

NJ 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 can help you find resources in your community like day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more.

www.nj211.org

 

NJ Child Support

Allows parents to apply for and track their child support payments. Parents can also access phone numbers for county offices as well as download important forms.

www.njchildsupport.org

 

NJ Dept. of Children and Families (DCF)

DCF’s goal is to strengthen families and assist in the overall welfare of children. The website has information on topics such as child safety, adoption services, education services and prevention. The state’s Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline is also under this department.

www.state.nj.us/dcf/index.shtml

 

NJ Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Families with low-to-moderate incomes in NJ may be able to receive a special federal and state tax benefit. It is a tax credit that may reduce the amount of taxes they owe, or provide them with a refund, even when the taxpayer doesn’t owe any taxes.

www.njeitc.org

 

NJ Helps

NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what state programs your family may be eligible for. It also tells you exactly what you will need when you apply for assistance programs. There are also links to valuable resources available throughout the state. This website is in English and Spanish.

www.njhelps.org

 

NJ Housing Resource Center

NJHRC helps NJ residents to find and list affordable housing. It also helps people with disabilities find housing options, and obtaining housing information and links.

www.njhousing.gov

 

NJ SNAP (Food Stamps)

Formerly Food Stamps, NJ SNAP is the new name for the nutrition assistance program to help low-income individuals and families buy the groceries needed to eat healthy.

https://build.mrelief.com/master-snap-organization/new-jersey-food-stamps-program/new#new

           

Prevent Child Abuse NJ

Prevent Child Abuse NJ is dedicated to preventing all forms of child abuse. They offer tips for parent (articles/brochures) as well as programs and trainings 1-877-NJ-ABUSE.

www.preventchildabusenj.org

 

Proceed Inc

PROCEED provides many services to Union County families which address the following topics: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, unemployment, home repair, utility payment, and substance abuse. Most of the services are free or based on income.

www.proceedinc.com

 

Sex Offender Search

New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available to the public over the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's Law.

http://www.nj.gov/njsp/info/reg_sexoffend.html  

  

ED Pubs

The ED Pubs website has over 6,000 free publications on it by the U.S. Department of Education. These publications include: brochures, CD-ROMs, grant applications, newsletters, posters, research reports, videotapes, and financial aid products.

www.edpubs.gov

 

Family Readiness Kit – Preparing for Disaster  
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Information
NJ Safe Sleep