Child Care Aware of New Jersey COVID-19 Professional Development Series


Reimagining Child Care, CCANJ's COVID Recovery Professional Development series

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge. How to be prepared, respond, and come back stronger is a challenge we can work through together.

Join Child Care Aware of New Jersey for timely professional development for child care centers and registered family child care homes around the state. Experts from CCANJ and state partners will help make sure you have access to the resources to help and understand the many options available and how the pieces may fit together.

A series of online presentations kick-off in July to provide the latest news on research, science, and best practices for child care operations. Online courses are led by expert instructors with backgrounds in public health, environmental health, pandemic preparedness, mental and behavioral health, food safety, and emergency preparedness. Online course participants will learn from a mix of slides, graphics, resources, videos, interviews, and real-world scenarios.

Who should attend:

  • Registered family child care programs, whether they've been open through the crisis or closed temporarily
  • Child care centers, whether they've re-opened already or are still making plans

Register through NJCCIS to obtain state-approved training hours!

Schedule At-a-Glance

  • Five virtual/online sessions starting July 21st - free of charge!
  • All sessions will link to and build on materials developed by the Division of Family Development, the Office of Licensing, Social-Emotional Health Resources from Montclair State University, Health and Safety Resources from Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, and resources for School-Age Providers from NJSACC The Statewide Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities
COVID-19 Professional Development Series (5 virtual/online sessions - Free!)

Kick-Off Session

Kick Off Session - for centers and family child care

Tuesday, July 21, 10:00am to 12:15

Registration: Log in to NJCCIS home and search for event ID# 124511

  • Welcome and Overview of the Series, Sister Donna Minster, President, Child Care Aware of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Assemblywoman Joann Downey "Reimagining Child Care"  
  • Expert Panel: COVID-19 and the Impact on the Child Care Business Model
  • Andy Roszak, Institute for Childhood Preparedness, COVID-19, What We Know Now
  • Grace Reef, Consultant, Early Learning Policy Group, Rethinking the Child Care Business Model
  • Mary Beth Testa, Consultant, MBST Solutions, The Role of Family Child Care in the Child Care System During COVID-19 and Beyond
  • New Jersey Assemblywoman Aura Dunn "Reimagining Child Care"

July 21 presentation recording, presentation slides, and Q&A chat box follow up

Session Two: Business Considerations - for family child care

Tuesday, July 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Registration:

  • Completed.
  • Credit: If you would like to receive credit hours on NJCCIS for this session, please register today!
  • Log in to NJCCIS.com and search for event ID #  124566
  • Registration for this session will close at 6:30 PM on Monday, July 27!

Join Tom Copeland, the nation's leading expert in the business of family child care, for hot topics in federal relief options and special considerations for family child care business operations.

July 28 PM presentation recording in English and in Spanish, presentation slides, and Q&A chat box follow up in English and Spanish

Session Three: Business Considerations - for centers

Tuesday, July 28, 10:00am - 11:30

Registration:

  • Use this link to attend: 
  • Credit: If you would like to receive credit hours on NJCCIS for this session, please register today!
  • Log in to NJCCIS.com and search for event ID # 124563
  • Registration for this session will close at 10 AM on Monday, July 27!

Join Grace Reef, Consultant, Early Learning Policy Group, and Andy Roszak, Institute for Childhood Preparedness, for hot topics in federal relief options and staffing and legal considerations. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing the challenges of operating a child care center during COVID.  Learn about available options, how they might fit together (or be used separately), and how to potentially rethink the economics of running a child care center during the current public health emergency. 

July 28 presentation recording, presentation slides, and Q&A chat box follow up

Session Four: Operational Readiness - for centers

Wednesday, August 12, 10:00am - 11:30 -- (rescheduled from Tuesday, August 4)

Registration:

  • Use this link to attend: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/84/q1gpwf8p
  • Credit: If you would like to receive credit hours on NJCCIS for this session, please register today!
  • Log in to NJCCIS.com and search for event ID # 124754
  • Registration for this session on NJCCIS will close at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 11!

Join Andy Roszak, Institute for Childhood Preparedness, and Maggie Lopez, Child Care Resources, for hot topics in procedures for operating your child care center during the recovery period. Join the conversation to not only understand  new requirements but also how to translate new requirements to practice to promote the safety of providers and the children in their care. 

August 12 presentation recording, presentation slides, and Q&A chat box follow up

Child care center videos:

Session Five: Operational Readiness- for family child care

Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm -- (to be rescheduled)

Registration:

  • Use this link to attend: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/85/1zv73b3g
  • Credit: If you would like to receive credit hours on NJCCIS for this session, please register today!
  • To register for this session on NJCCIS please search by your county.
  • Registration for this session will close at 6:30 PM on Monday, August 10!

Join a panel of family child care providers who remained open and who closed during the pandemic for hot topics in procedures for operating your family child care home during the recovery period. It's not easy, but there are promising practices to share and lessons learned. 

Reimagine Child Care

 

Reimagine Child Care
COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers
Reimagine Child Care Kickoff

 

Reimagine Child Care Buisness Considerations

 

Reimagine Child Care Buisness Considerations

 

Socio-Emotional Formation Initiative

 

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