SUPPORT SERVICES & RESOURCES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 One Stop
Job Connection Services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Leche League in NJ
This group educates women about breastfeeding.
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.
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
Located at The University Hospital in Newark, the program educates both parents and children about the development, triggers, and treatment of asthma.
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.
(Lists County, State, Federal & Private)
The GNJK process
Caring for Our Children
Caring for Our Children is a collection of national standards that represent the best practices, based on evidence, expertise, and experience, for quality health and safety polices and practices for today's early care and educational settings.
Selecting an Appropriate Sanitizer or Disinfectant from Caring for Our Children
CDC Hand Washing Campaign
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.
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.
Child Care Explorer New Jersey
Child Care in New Jersey
Connecting NJ is a network of partners and agencies dedicated to helping New Jersey families thrive.
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)
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
Grow NJ Kids
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Readiness Kit – Preparing for Disaster
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Information
NJ Safe Sleep
Union Resource Net
Resources for Children and Families in Union County, NJ
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