Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Category 1: Safe, Healthy Learning Environment

American Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter – Medical Home
Caring for our Children
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Child Care Weather Watch
Environment Rating Scales Institute
Hand washing Video
Healthy Kids, Healthy Future  (Formerly Let’s Move Child Care)
NAEYC Cleaning & Sanitation Chart
NJ Department of Health
NJ Family Care
Screening & Assessment Instruments
Shape America
Shaping NJ – Best Practices for Healthy Eating
USDA – Child and Adult Food Care Program
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Category 2: Curriculum and Learning Environment

Anti-Defamation League – Diversity
Environments
Environment Rating Scales Institute
HighScope
NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards
NJ Preschool Teaching & Learning Standards
Powerful Interactions
Preschool Classroom Math Inventory (PCMI)
Supports for Early Literacy Assessment (SELA)
Teaching Strategies GOLD
Teaching Strategies – The Creative Curriculum
Tools of the Mind

Category 3: Family and Community Engagement

Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Survey
Strengthening Families Self-Assessment

Category 4: Workforce/Professional Development

Center on Social Emotion Foundations for Early Learning
Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Provider Trainings
Child Care Lounge – Team Building
Grow NJ Kids Training Calendar
Pyramid Model Video
Steps to Becoming an Early Childhood Teacher

Category 5: Administration and Management

NAEYC – Self-Assessment Teaching Staff Survey
NAEYC – Self-Assessment Family Survey
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership – Program Administration Scale (PAS)
U.S. Small Business Administration- Business Planning
U.S. Small Business Administration- Marketing

Other

Grow NJ Kids
Grow NJ Kids Training Services
NJ Center for Quality Ratings
NJ First Steps
NJ Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies
NJ Office of Licencing Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers
NJ Office of Licensing Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care
Montclair State University – Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health
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