Career Network and Organizations
Morris County Infant/Toddler Professional Development Institute - is a pilot developed to support infant/toddler educators interested in pursuing their professional development and the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential. This pilot is designed to help child care professionals advance their knowledge, skills and practice as well as understand their role in reducing the risk of abuse and neglect through their natural relationships with parents of infants and toddlers.
The curriculum addresses:
- Working effectively with infants, toddlers and their families
- Understanding and preventing abuse and neglect of infants and toddlers
- Recognizing the influence of culture on child rearing beliefs and practices
- Indictors of quality which are in alignment with the Infant/Toddler CDA, New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential, and Professional Impact New Jersey Professional Development Registry
For additional information contact Amie Zahn, Early Care & Education Specialist 973-601-6152
Morris County Child Care Directors Association - is a professional organization for child care center directors. Monthly meetings include guest speakers, professional development, and networking opportunities. For more information contact Gail Reuther at Mt. Olive Child Care Center or Sue O'Donnell at El Primer Paso; or click on the link for the United Way of Morris County.
Northwest Chapter of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) - NJAEYC is an affiliate group of NAEYC, the nation's largest membership organization of early childhood professionals. Our professional organization, with almost 4,000 members statewide, represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight.
Morris County School Age Coalition – This coalition is comprised of a CFR child care specialist, and administrators from school age programs throughout the county. The group strives to foster professionalism and to provide technical assistance and training to school age providers. As part of its work in improving the quality of area school age child care, our coalition, in conjunction with the NJ State SACC coalition, coordinates the annual Northwest SACC conference for caregivers from Morris, Sussex, Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset counties.
New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies - NJACCRRA is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies serving the twenty-one counties of New Jersey. NJACCRRA promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice.