To be eligible for federal funds ($1,000 Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant and NJ ARP Stabilization Grant) you must comply with training requirements set forth by Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization (CCDBG). You must complete these trainings, even if you do not accept, or plan to accept, payments from the NJ Child Care Assistance Program.

The NJ Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing has different requirements from CCDBG. For example, you may have two staff in your center who have already completed the First Aid and Pediatric CPR Training for licensing. But in order to receive this grant, you must comply with CCDBG training requirements, which requires that all directors and caregivers/teaching staff complete First Aid and Pediatric CPR Training. 

Below are the training requirements you must comply with to receive grant funds.

 

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In New Jersey, all child care and early learning programs that accept, or wish to accept, payments from the NJ Child Care Assistance Program must comply with the requirements set forth by Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization (CCDBG). This includes completing the following CCDBG-required trainings. These trainings are required for all licensed or registered programs including center-based programs, home-based programs and summer youth camps.

Home-based providers (this includes family child care and family, friend and neighbor care) have additional requirements. These additional requirements for home-based providers are listed below.

If you repeat the training modules for CCDBG required training, you will not receive additional training hours or a new certificate. Staff transitioning from school year care to summer care or vice versa are not required to repeat CCDBG required training requirements.

New Jersey’s CCDBG trainings are required to be completed once. These are foundational and provide basic information on health and safety. You are encouraged to take progressive training that will provide information that builds on this basic knowledge of health and safety and enhances your own professional development.

Health, Safety, and Child Growth and Development/Mandated Reporting: Basic Requirements for Licensing

Hours: 10 hours

Cost: Free

Description: The new Health, Safety, and Child Growth and Development/Mandated Reporting: Basic Requirements for Licensing combines all CCDBG-required health and safety topics as well as mandated reporting for child abuse and neglect into one training session. Participants will no longer need to register for two different training sessions.  

This training provides an overview of the nine required health and safety topics, basic child development information and child abuse and neglect, discipline, mandated reporting, and child maltreatment. 

How to take this training: This training is available through the NJ Workforce Registry. Log in to your NJCCIS account. Navigate to the Registry dropdown click on “Find Professional Development & Training Classes” and then search by the Event ID.

English Event ID: 132441
Spanish Event ID: 132444

In addition to the online training, this training is also available through your CCR&R either in person or “live” virtually. Look for your CCR&Rs agency name in the Training Agency dropdown on the “Find Professional Development & Training Classes” page. If you take the training through your CCR&R, the class may still be offered as two separate courses - "Health, Safety and Child Growth and Development: Basic Requirement for Licensing" and "Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporting in Early Childhood Education". 

PLEASE NOTE:
If you took any of the trainings listed below, you do not need to take this new 10-hour training:
  • Identifying Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandated Reporting in Early Childhood Education (2-hour Prevent Child Abuse training)
  • Health and Safety Basics: Requirements for Certification - Better Kid Care
  • New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Health and Safety Training - Better Kid Care
  • NJ Health and Safety Basics: Birth to Preschool - Better Kid Care
  • NJ Health and Safety Basics: School Age and Summer Camp
  • NJ Básicos de Salud y Seguridad: Nacimiento a Edad Preescolar (NJ Health and Safety Basics: Birth to Preschool)
  • NJ Básicos de Salud y Seguridad: Edad Escolar y Campamento de Verano (NJ Health and Safety Basics: School Age and Summer Camp)

First Aid and Pediatric CPR Training

Hours: Varies

Cost: Varies

Description: Topics include First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Child care center staff have the option to attend a First Aid/Pediatric CPR training course offered through their local CCR&R or attend/hire a certified trainer/vendor. The trainer/vendor must be certified by a recognized health organization. The Pediatric CPR training course must offer a hands-on skills practice. Examples of a few of the recognized health organizations are: American Safety and Health Institute, American Red Cross, and the American Heart Association.

How to take this training: First Aid and Pediatric CPR training is usually offered in person. However, during the public health crisis, hybrid models may be available. Contact your local CCR&R or authorized training vendor for more information.

Additional Home-Based Program Requirements (for Subsidy Only)

All home-based providers (FCC and FFN) must complete the above required training as well as completing the following:
 
1. Orientation Training 2-hour training. Available at your local CCR&R. Topics include Office of Licensing (OOL) policy review, Business Practices, and Program Management;
2. Complete items needed to meet CCDBG reauthorization;
Begin application for FCC Registration (if applicable);
Complete the required Health and Safety Training Topics as listed above; and
Complete FCC Registration including home inspection.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact your local CCR&R.