Trainings and Webinars

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At-Your-Own-Pace Courses

Family Engagement Courses

Overview of Home Visiting in Early Childcare – English – online

The 2-hour online Home Visiting training is now on-demand and at-your-own-pace. Please click on the link below to register for and take this training.  This training meets GNJK standard 4.2.3, which requires all teaching staff members to receive training on the benefits of home visits and how to plan for a home visit. Home Visits build powerful and effective parent-teacher partnerships. Enroll now to find out how. Register Here


Descripción General de las Visitas Domiciliarias en la Primera Infancia – Spanish – online

Las visitas domiciliarias crean relaciones poderosas y efectivas entre padres y maestros. Este seminario web proveerá una visión general del qué, el por qué y cómo se pueden realizar las visitas domiciliarias. Este entrenamiento de 1.5 horas cumple con el estándar GNJK 4.2.3.

Spanish:  Register here

Home Visiting Extended Training – English – online

Interested in implementing home visits in your program? After completing the overview, dive further into home visiting concepts, view sample home visits, and details on the policies and procedures that will need to be considered in this 3 hour on-demand extension training.  Register Here


Communicating Effectively with Families– English – online

Are your relationships with families awkward at best? Take this course to hear about why conversations are difficult, ways to help families feel heard, and strategies to implement when planning conversations with families.  Register Here


Developmentally Appropriate Practice Courses

in English

Foundations for all Teachers, Providers, Administrators and Staff  

The Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practice 1.5 hours

Play and Brain Development  1 Hour

Caring Staff-Child Relationships  2 Hours


Courses for Infants/Toddlers/Twos Teachers

Infant, Toddler Two’s Challenging Behaviors  1 Hour

Math, Science, and Art for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 1.5 Hours

Infants, Toddlers, and Twos Language and Books 2 Hours

Intentional Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 1.5 Hours


Courses for Preschool Teachers

Preschool Challenging Behavior  1 Hour

Intentional Teaching for Preschool  1 Hour

Math, Science, and Art for Preschool 1.5 Hour

Preschool Language and Literacy 2 Hours


Courses for Family Child Care Providers

Family Child Care Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Room Arrangement

Family Child Care Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Gross Motor

Family Child Care Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Socially and Emotionally Responsive Programs



Developmentally Appropriate Practice Courses
in Spanish

Fundamentos de Práctica apropiada para el Desarrollo 2.5hr (Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practice)

Práctica apropiada para el Desarrollo: Comportamientos Desafiantes para bebés/niños pequeños/dos años_1 hour (Challenging behaviors in infants, toddlers, and twos)

Práctica apropiada para el Desarrollo: Bebés y Niños Pequeños Lenguaje y Libros 2hr  (Language and Books for infants, toddlers, and twos) 



Bite-Sized PD: FAQ Shorts

Only have a couple of minutes to spare? Take a look at our bite-sized FAQ Short videos below. Each video is between 2-5 minutes long. Use these videos to start discussions or reflect on your own.


Archived Webinars

The Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Center is happy to provide you with the recordings of past webinars that we have hosted. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, we hope that you will register for one or more of our offerings below.

These webinars were pre-recorded with live participants by the Grow NJ Kids Northeast and Central Technical Assistance Centers at Prevent Child Abuse-NJ. As such, you will not be able to engage with any quizzes, surveys, or polls conducted during this webinar as they are now closed. These webinars may include visual and/or sound errors due to technical issues at the time of the broadcast.

At the end of this webinar, you will receive a certificate. In order to receive credit on NJCCIS, you must submit your certificate directly to

Thank you.

1. Culturally Responsive Interactions: Celebrating Diversity and Beyond (Hosted on March 9, 2016)
Presented by: Vasu Nacha, Senior TA Specialist, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ

2. Building Better Environments for Infants and Toddlers (Hosted on March 29, 2016)
Presented by: Simone Taylor, Brianni Graver, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ

3. Strengthening Families Protective Factors in Action (Hosted on April 28, 2016)
Presented by: Jeannette Alcantara, Jennifer Riche, and Joanne Bodnar, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ

4. Family Engagement: Collaborating for Success! (Hosted on May 18, 2016)
Presented by: La’Keisha Ciprian , TA Specialist, Prevent Child Abuse-NJ

5. Babies, Brains and Relationships: Why Our Interactions with Infants and Children Really Matter! (Hosted on June 22, 2016)
Presented by: Gerry Costa, Director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University

6. Quality Interactions (Hosted August 30, 2016)
Presented by: Linda Carter from the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE)

7. Planning for Quality Classroom Arrangement (Hosted October 27, 2017)
Presented by: Vasu Nacha and Kristen Farhat from the Central GNJK TA Center

8. Providing Choices for Children (Hosted on February 17, 2017)
Presented by: Barbara Thornton, Leanna Felipe, and Joy Baker from the Central GNJK TA Center

 9. Finding the WHY in Quality – Our Journey to Rating Readiness & Beyond (Hosted on May 18, 2017)
Presented by: Jeannette Alcantara, Jennifer Riche, Joanne Bodnar, and Christine Boufford from the Central GNJK TA Center

10. Creating Portfolios (Hosted on 8/3/17)
Presented by: Gargi Shroff, Brianni Graver, and Luz Estrada from the North East GNJK TA Center

11. The Purpose of Partnership (Hosted on 2/23/18)
Presented by: Sara Jane Togawa, Kerri Wilkinson, and Robin Happonen from the North East GNJK TA Center

12. How Leaders Foster Staff Retention – Utilizing Category 5 Standards to Grow Your Staff (Hosted on 5/30/18)
Presented by: Jeannette Alcantara, Barbara Thornton, Jennifer Flannery, Joanne Bodnar, and Christine Boufford from the Central GNJK TA Center

13. What’s your Superpower? Protect – Promote – Strengthen! A webinar on Strengthening Families & the Protective Factors (Hosted on 8/29/18)
Presented by: Sara Jane Togawa from the North East GNJK TA Center

14. Leadership Strategies for Success in the Family Child Care Business (Hosted 5/18/19)
Presented by: Robin Happonen, Gargi Shroff, and Jen Cortes

15.  Using Technology to Partner with Families (Hosted 11/12/20)
Presented by: Jenny Cabrera-Grande and Bryan Ramirez

16. FCC Best Practices: Advice from the Field (Hosted 5.26.21)
Presented by: Joy Baker, Christine Boufford, Leanna Felipe, Jennifer Flannery, Jennifer Riche, and Barbara Thornton

17. Reframing Our Perspective on Professional Development (Hosted 3.2.22)
Presented by: Robin Happonen. Guest Speaker: Jennifer Quincey

18. Plan Ahead, Get Ahead (Hosted 11.19.21)
Presented by: Michael Peralta and Bryan Ramirez

19. It Takes a Village: GNJK Rerating  (Hosted 5.10.22)
Presented by: Joanne Bodnar, Sandra Flores, Jennifer Riche, Barbara Thornton, Leanna Felipe, and Marybeth Doctor