In order to have a great child care program, it is important for providers to attend workshops. Community Coordinated Child Care is a leader when it comes to teaching adults working with young children. Our goal is to improve professionalism of teachers and the value of care for young children.
CCCC offers two types of trainings: On-Site Professional Development and Web-based (online) Professional Development.
Our on-site trainings are held in a classroom setting (primarily at CCCC). Child care staff, directors and family child care providers can search and register for a workshop by clicking the "Click Here for On-Site Training" button below.
General Professional Development Workshops
CCCC takes the time to find out the needs of the early care community and of young children. Workshops are then developed to meet those needs. Our workshops meet the NJ Department of Education, NJ Office of Licensing and NJ Registry rules. We also offer continuing education units (CEU’s). Sample workshop topics we offer include: child development, learning theory, parental involvement, assessment and curriculum.
CCCC Quarterly Workshops
NJ First Steps Infant and Toddler Workshops
Infant/toddler workshops are offered through The NJ First Steps Infant/Toddler Statewide Initiative (NJ First Steps). These workshops are open to family child care and child care center providers and center directors.
CDA/Professional Development Modules
Child Development Associate (CDA) are offered over nine consecutive months or they can be taken in four "Professional Development Modules" Each module is 30 hours and can also be used toward CDA renewal, NJ Registry renewal hours, and NJ Office of Licensing annual training requirements.
For more information on the CDA visit The Council for Professional Recognition or call at 800-424-4310. For more information about CDA classes offered at CCCC contact
973-923-1433 ext. 138.
At Your Center
CCCC trainers are available to come to your location with workshops on a variety of topics.
Web-Based (On-line) Trainings
Child Care Aware On-Line Professional Development Workshops
CCCC now offers on-line professional development workshops that can be done from the comfort of your own home. These courses are designed to help early childhood professionals complete annual training requirements and can be used towards:
Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential,
Family child care professional development hours
Participants who take the CDA on-line course are not eligible for the PINJ CDA Direct Assessment Scholarship.
Family Child Care Providers: If you take the on-line Child Care Essentials training it DOES NOT replace the Family Child Care Registration Training.
For additional information about CCCC education and training programs contact Evelyn Gonzalez at 973-923-1433 ext.1
Additional Training Resources
If you cannot attend a CCCC’s workshops, below is a list of agencies that also offer professional development workshops:
NJ Workforce Registry: Lists state-wide conferences and trainings in the educational opportunities section. https://www.njccis.com/njccis/home
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): NAEYC has a Live Learning Center, which offers on-line trainings. www.naeyc.org
Child Care Education Institute (CCEI): CCEI has a Course Catalog of on-line trainings. www.cceionline.edu
Training Learning and Consulting (TLC): TLC offers various types of trainings, including on-line trainings. www.traininglearningandconsulting.org
Care Courses: Offers on-line training workshops. For more information visit www.carecourses.com
Teaching Strategies: To see what types of professional development workshops offered visit www.teachingstrategies.com
CCCC DOES NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND THE TRAININGS FROM THE AGENCIES LISTED ABOVE. THEY ARE BEING PROVIDED SOLEY AS ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES. LIKEWISE, WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND THE CDA TRAININGS OFFERED BY THE ABOVE AGENCIES; RATHER WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL FOR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AT 800-424-4310 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT www.cdacouncil.org .