Training Resources

Grow NJ Kids Training Services

Grow NJ Kids Training Services is looking forward to supporting your continuous professional development as a Grow NJ Kids program. To help you make the most of your training opportunities, we’ve put together a collection of quick tips you may find helpful. Download the "Know Before You Go" Infographic (en espaƱol) to learn what to expect at your first training. If you have any questions or issues with any of the Grow NJ Kids trainings that are listed on the Training Calendar, please contact 732-258-5203 or [email protected]. Thank you and we’ll see you in class! 

Important Information About Changes to Child Care Provider Eligibility Requirements 

The federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2014 increases the health and safety requirements for all child care and early learning programs that accept child care subsidies. Trainings to help you meet these requirements are available by clicking here


Frequently Used Acronyms and Abbreviations in Child Care and Early Learning

Professionals, early childhood educators and child care providers often use acronyms to communicate about services, organizations, and key concepts in the field. The following resources offer definitions for some of the most commonly used acronyms and abbreviations:
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education Acronym List
National Conference of State Legislatures - Early Care and Education Commonly Used Acronyms
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Acronym List

Additional Training Resources

The following list of training resources are not sponsored by Grow NJ Kids, but may be available in your community or online. We encourage you to use the community resources that are available to support your individual needs.

Early Screening Inventory – Training Resources

The New Jersey Department of Education has made its PowerPoint and supporting materials for Early Screening Inventory training available online for educators and care providers to access on demand. Click here to download these professional development tools:

Computer Classes

Basic Computer Skills Curriculum - St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium
GCF LearnFree - Computer Basics
CyberWise - How to use digital media confidently and safely
Digital Learn

Typing Classes

Goodtyping - Online typing tutorials in English and Spanish
Learn Typing
Typing Club

Mouse Classes

Mouse Tutorial