Trainings and Webinars

Online Trainings
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.

English: 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

Take our On-Demand At-Your-Own-Pace
Developmentally Appropriate Practice Courses

Foundations for all Teachers (Open to: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, FCC, Teachers, Administrators, and Staff)

Play and Brain Development  1 Hour

12 Principles of Child 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

Upcoming In-Person Trainings


Upcoming Webinars


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.
1.  Click the link of the webinar you would like to view.
2.  Complete the online registration.
3.  Follow the prompts on the page to begin watching the recorded webinar.
Please note: Each webinar you will view was recorded live, therefore it may include screen and/or sound errors due to technical issues at the time of broadcast. Please also note that you will be unable to participate in any polls or surveys mentioned in the webinar as they were part of the interactive live broadcast.
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, Senior TA Specialist, 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 Isaac, and Luz Estrada from the North East GNJK TA Center

11. Using the FCCERS-R to Create a Safe Learning Environment (Hosted on 11/4/17)
Utilizando El FCCERS-R para Crear Ambientes de Aprendizaje Seguros
Presented by: Vasu Nacha, Kristen Farhat, Swetha Patel, Lissette Falcon, and Sandra Flores from the Central GNJK TA Center

12. 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
El Propósito de la Colaboración: Se necesita a un pueblo para alcanzar la clasificación de estrellas
Presented by: Michael Peralta and Jenny Cabrera-Grande from the North East GNJK TA Center

13. 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

14. 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

15. When It Rains on Your Parade – Bringing Active Play Indoors (Hosted on 11/30/18)
Presented by: Kristen Farhat & Sandra Flores from the Central GNJK TA Center

16. Q&A with Jay- A webinar on Category 4: Workforce/Professional Development with a guest speaker from the NJ Workforce Registry (Hosted on 2/28/19)
Presented by: Barbara Thornton, Joy Baker, Jennifer Flannery, & Leanna Felipe from the Central GNJK TA Center, with Jay Joshi from the NJ Workforce Registry as a guest speaker

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

18.“A Day in the Life” – Preschool Curricula & GNJK| (Hosted 2/26/20)
Presented by: Jennifer Flannery

19.Redefining Professional Development Taking it Virtual! (Hosted 8/27/20)
Presented by: Jenny Romero, Cindy D’Alto, Alisa Jones, Luz Estrada, and Special Guest, Kerri Wilkinson

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