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Our Resources

In addition to the training and technical assistance available through SPAN's NJ Inclusive Child Care Project, there are other resources to support the inclusion in special needs child care.

Our Resources

Resources & Technical Assistance

In addition to the training and technical assistance available through SPAN's NJ Inclusive Child Care Project, below are additional resources to support children with disabilities and special needs inclusion in child care.

New Jersey Resources

Advancing Opportunities (http://www.advopps.org/)

Advancing Opportunities provides services, supports, education, and advocacy to individuals with disabilities and their families to help them lead full lives.

Child Care Aware of New Jersey (CCANJ) (http://ccanj.org/)

Provide an array of early care services in each county. Services for parents include child care subsidies, referrals to child care programs, and education on quality care. Services to professionals include data collection and dissemination, opportunities for professional improvement and training, technical assistance, and on-site visits by infant toddler specialists.

Phone (800) 332-9227     

Grow NJ Kids (http://www.grownjkids.com)

New Jersey child care quality rating and improvement system

New Jersey State Parent Information & Resource Center (NJPIRC) (http://www.njpirc.org/)

This is a Prevent Child Abuse program whichprovides technical assistance to non-profit organizations and educational agencies

Project Child Find (http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/childfind/)

Is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of un-served/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.

Resources for Including Children with Special Needs in Child Care Settings (http://www.njmapteam.org/NJ_MAP_Resources_September_2015.pdf)


New Jersey Governmental Agencies

New Jersey Department of Health Early Intervention Services (NJEIS) (http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eis)

Phone (888) 653-4463

NJEIS, under the Division of Family Health Services, implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants, toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

New Jersey Department of Education Learning Resource Centers (LRCs)

http://www.state.nj.us/education/lrc/

Provide research reports, curriculum guides, books, videos/DVDs, as well as training and in-service workshops for parents and educators of students with disabilities.

New Jersey Council on Development Disabilities

Phone:(609) 292-3745

Fax: (609) 292-7114

https://njccd.org

As New Jersey’s planning body for developmental disabilities, the DD Council develops and monitors the State Plan for Services to People with Developmental Disabilities and administers the federally assisted Basic State Grant Program.  The Council also publishes People with Disabilities and Families magazine.

 ​New Jersey Head Start (https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/states/collaboration/map/nj.html)

Project Head Start provides comprehensive developmental services based the needs of individual child, the child’s family and community. Head Start programs are required by Federal Law to reserve 10% of their enrollment for children with disabilities.

Special Child Health Services Case Management Units

http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/sccase.shtml

These county-based units are single points of entry into the early intervention system.  Service coordinators provide case management for children birth to 21 with special health care needs and help families access services for medical/dental, developmental, educational, social/economic and rehabilitative needs at the local and state level.

New Jersey Office of Licensing (OLL)

Phone (877) 667-9845

www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/licensing

The OLL is the licensing and regulatory authority of the Department of Children and Families.  OLL licenses and regulates child care centers, youth and residential programs, resource family homes and adoption agencies.

New Jersey Parent Link (http://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/)

New Jersey Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center.  This website highlights NJ State services and resources, as well as federal and community resources.

New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services (DDS)

Phone (888) 285-3036
Fax (609) 631-4365

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home

Within the Department of Human Services the DDS provides a single point of entry for those seeking disability-related information in New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care

Phone (877) 652-7624

http://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/

DCF's Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families.

New Jersey Division of Family Development (DFD)

Phone (800) 792-9773

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/home/index.html

The DFD provides leadership and supervision to the public and non-profit agencies that deliver financial assistance and critical safety net services to individuals and families in New Jersey.


National Resources

ADA Commonly Asked Questions (http://www.spannj.org/njiccp/include/modules/resources/CommonlyAskedQuestionsAboutChildCareandtheADA.htm)

Almost everything you want to know, but were afraid to ask!

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) (http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/parentresource1.php)

CELL has developed specific materials to assist parents in guiding their child’s early literacy development through the use of fun and exciting literacy learning experiences.

Circle of Inclusion (http://www.circleofinclusion.org/)

Provides information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs.

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (http://fpg.unc.edu/emphasis-area/early-care-and-education)

Provides information to supporting professionals’ understanding and use of evidence-based practice for developmental disabilities; early care, education, physical and social health.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (www.ectacenter.org)

Provide services and information to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families

First Signs (http://www.firstsigns.org/)

Provides information parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.

National Council on Disabilities (http://www.ncd.gov/)

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

National Center on Birth Defects and developmental Disabilities (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html)

The goal of CDS’ NCBDD initiative is to save babies by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects; help children reach their potential by understanding developmental disabilities; reduce complications of blood disorders; and improve the health of people living with disabilities.

National Head Start Association(https://www.nhsa.org/)

Project Head Start provides comprehensive developmental services based the needs of individual child, the child’s family and community. Head Start programs are required by Federal Law to reserve 10% of their enrollment for children with disabilities.

National Professional Development Center on Autism (http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/)

Provides information on the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and youth with ASD, birth to 22 years of age

Office of Special Education Programs (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html)

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Pacer Center (http://www.pacer.org/)

Provides assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

Pyramid Plus (http://www.pyramidplus.org)

The pyramid plus center works to improve the social and emotional competence and inclusion of young children through the pyramid plus approach.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) for Young Children (http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/communities/families.htm)

The conceptual model TACSEI uses to deliver this important information is the widely endorsed Pyramid Model framework for promoting social-emotional competence and addressing challenging behavior.

New Jersey Resources
Advancing Opportunities NJ Early Intervention Developmental Brochure
Grow NJ Kids NJ Early Learning Standards Birth to Three
New Jersey Early Intervention Developmental Brochure The Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
New Jersey Parent Link-The Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center
National Resources
ADA Commonly Asked Questions on SPAN website Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
ASD Toddler Initiative Early Intervention Family Alliance (EIFA)
Beach Center on Disability Family Matters
Broad Reach Training and Resources Integrating Children with Disabilities into Preschool
Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) Kids Together, Inc.
Child Care Aware Printable Materials Office of Special Education Programs
Circle of Inclusion Pyramid Plus
Council for Exceptional Children Project Choices
Disability Related Specific Resources Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) for Young Children
Disability Resources Waisman Center - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion
Resources Teleconference
Inclusion Awareness
Basic Rights
Resources
Red Flags
Challenging Behaviors

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Provide an array of early care services in each county. Services for parents include child care subsidies, referrals to child care programs, and education on quality care. Services to professionals include data collection and dissemination, opportunities for professional improvement and training, technical assistance, and on-site visits by infant toddler specialists.

www.njaccrra.org or www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/child/ccrr/index.html 1-800-332-9227

Special Child Health Services Case Management Units

http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/sccase.shtml

These county-based units are single points of entry into the early intervention system.  Service coordinators provide case management for children birth to 21 with special health care needs and help families access services for medical/dental, developmental, educational, social/economic and rehabilitative needs at the local and state level.

New Jersey Department of Health

Early Intervention Services (NJEIS)

Phone (888) 653-4463

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eis

NJEIS, under the Division of Family Health Services, implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants, toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

New Jersey Department of Education

Office of Special Education Programs

Phone (609) 292-0147

www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/

The Office of Special Education programs ensures that students with disabilities receive appropriate educational services to enable them to achieve the same goals established for all students – success in postsecondary education, employment and life in the community.

New Jersey Department of Education Learning Resource Centers (LRCs)

Provide research reports, curriculum guides, books, videos/DVDs, as well as training and in-service workshops for parents and educators of students with disabilities.

LRC Central

Phone (609) 633-8893; Fax (609) 633-8968

e-mail – lrccent@doe.state.nj.us

LRC North

Phone (973) 414-4491; Fax (973) 414-4496

e-mail – lrcnorth@doe.state.nj.us

LRC North Satellite

Phone (973) 631-6345; Fax (973) 631-6350

e-mail – lrcsat@doe.state.nj.us

LRC South at ERIC

(Camden County College – Blackwood Campus)

Phone (856) 582-7000; Fax (856)582-4323

e-mail –lrc@eric.org

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Division of Disability Services (DDS)

Phone (888) 285-3036 Fax (609) 631-4365

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home

Within the Department of Human Services the DDS provides a single point of entry for those seeking disability-related information in New Jersey.

New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care

Phone (877) 652-7624

http://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/

DCF's Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families.

New Jersey Division of Family Development (DFD)

Phone (800) 792-9773

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/home/index.html

The DFD provides leadership and supervision to the public and non-profit agencies that deliver financial assistance and critical safety net services to individuals and families in New Jersey.

New Jersey Office of Licensing (OLL)

Phone (877) 667-9845

www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/licensing

The OLL is the licensing and regulatory authority of the Department of Children and Families.  OLL licenses and regulates child care centers, youth and residential programs, resource family homes and adoption agencies.

Special Child Health Services Case Management Units

http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/sccase.shtml

These county-based units are single points of entry into the early intervention system.  Service coordinators provide case management for children birth to 21 with special health care needs and help families access services for medical/dental, developmental, educational, social/economic and rehabilitative needs at the local and state level.

New Jersey Council on Development Disabilities

Phone:(609) 292-3745

Fax: (609) 292-7114

https://njccd.org

As New Jersey’s planning body for developmental disabilities, the DD Council develops and monitors the State Plan for Services to People with Developmental Disabilities and administers the federally assisted Basic State Grant Program.  The Council also publishes People with Disabilities and Families magazine.

New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care

Phone (877) 652-7624

http://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/

DCF's Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families.

Every County in New Jersey has a local resource and referral agency which functions as a central clearinghouse for information about child care programs and services available at a local level.

Call 1-800-332-9CARE