Web-Based Training

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act's definition of "homeless" as it refers to children and youth. Review other relevant federal regulations for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)-subsidized programs.
This interactive learning series is intended for professionals in Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care, including early childhood and school-age child care providers, CCDF Lead Agency or designated entity staff, and other key stakeholders. Learn how to identify families experiencing homelessness, conduct community outreach, and much more.
Knowledge checks, practice scenarios, and interactive learning modules will help deepen your understanding of family homelessness. Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, depending on your level of experience. When you finish all sections of the module, download your Certificate of Completion.
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Early Childhood Physical Activity Web-Based Training

Early Childhood Physical Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers is a one-hour, interactive web-based training designed to explore how young children benefit from structured physical activities and develop a wide range of movement skills through active play. Led by Dr. Diane Craft, participants will learn ways to facilitate physical activities that are safe, easy, and fun for young children. Strategies to implement developmentally appropriate and accessible physical activity in the classroom in spite of some common barriers will also be addressed.
Grow NJ Kids program participants will receive one learning hour towards their professional development upon completion of this training. Be sure to have your NJ Workforce Registry Member ID# ready to fill out the final survey. This information will be used to credit your NJ Workforce Registry transcript.
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Important Note: This web-based training must be viewed using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you experience technical difficulty in accessing the training, email us at [email protected]

BRIGANCE Web-Based Training

A series of professional development courses designed to teach you how to effectively use the BRIGANCE tools are available on demand at the link provided below. Scroll through the topics to find courses related to screenings for Special Education, Early Childhood, and Head Start programs. These web-based trainings also include demonstrations of screenings to help you see the tools in action.
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Teaching Strategies Online Professional Development

Teaching Strategies offers free online professional development courses. These courses are for informational purposes to help support your implementation. Course titles that are free include:

  • Introducing MyTeachingStrategies®

  • GOLD® Introduction

  • Objectives for Development and Learning

  • Getting to Know The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

  • Getting to Know The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool

  • Getting to Know The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care

If you have an existing Teaching Strategies account, you already have access to these courses. To access the courses, you can log in to your existing Teaching Strategies account at teachingstrategies.com. Once you have logged in, click the “Develop” tab to view and select a course.
If you do not have an existing Teaching Strategies account, complete this survey so that we can create an account for you: http://go.rutgers.edu/26hc223a.