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:
Register through NJCCIS to obtain state-approved training hours!
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
Session Two: Business Considerations - for family child care
Tuesday, July 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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.
Session Three: Business Considerations - for centers
Tuesday, July 28, 10:00am - 11:30
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.
Session Four: Operational Readiness - for centers
Wednesday, August 12, 10:00am - 11:30 -- (rescheduled from Tuesday, August 4)
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.
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Session Five: Operational Readiness- for family child care
Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm -- (to be rescheduled)
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.