Web-Based Training

NJ Department of Health (DOH) - Child Care Provider Trainings

The NJ DOH Daycares, Schools, and Higher Education (DSH) Team prioritizes collaboration, education and training to strengthen public health and minimize infectious disease transmission in daycares, schools, and higher education institutions. 

DSH Team trainings are available for child care providers through the New Jersey Child Care Information System (NJCCIS).  To access DSH Team courses go to registry and select “find professional development & training classes.” Then select “New Jersey Department of Health” under “Training Agency” to locate our available DSH trainings. 

Current trainings include:
NJDOH General Infectious Disease Outbreak Training for Childcare Centers
NJDOH Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease Training
NJDOH Prevention and Mitigation of Common Infectious Illnesses Part 1 and Part 2

Remember to check NJCCIS and the DSH website regularly to stay up-to-date on all our latest educational opportunities.

FEMA Releases Independent Study Course on Preparedness for Child Care Providers

The newly revised FEMA online independent study course, "Preparedness for Child Care Providers" (IS-36), covers multiple hazards and risks that may affect child-care providers. These include fires, criminal activity and child abduction, severe weather, hazardous materials, illness outbreaks and geological events like earthquakes. The comprehensive course can support safety and planning not just at child care centers and preschools, but also at before- and after-school programs, summer youth programs and at-home child care facilities.
Preparedness for child care providers also includes a variety of tools for students such as procedures for sheltering in place, emergency site closings, reunification with parents and guardians and more. Students will learn how to create an emergency plan tailored to their needs, including actions like how to identify staff responsibilities when an emergency happens. A companion toolkit includes helpful hazard checklists, sample forms like emergency contact sheets and checklists for emergency drills.
Students can complete this free, web-based course online in about two hours.
If you care for young kids, be sure to take a look at the course and share it with your colleagues. If you’re a parent of young kids, let their childcare center know about the course. You can find the course at FEMA - Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course | IS-36.A: Preparedness for Child Care Providers.

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.
Click here to being: Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness


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.
Click here to begin: Early Childhood Physical Activity
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.
Click here to begin: BRIGANCE Courses