Parent Education

Through its Parent Education program, Child Care Resources educates parents concerning the availability and need for quality child care services, provides information to help parents make informed child care decisions, and increases awareness of child care issues for parents, providers and the community.

Parent Education services include:Mother-in-College-with-Child

  • Parent Education workshops focusing on indicators of quality child care and other early childhood education topics
  • Presentations to parent groups
  • Distribution of child care related printed materials at community events that are targeted to parents of young children
  • Promoting community and consumer awareness of health and safety issues related to child care
  • Posting of current child care issues on our website
  • Links to other relevant websites containing information that would be helpful to parents
  • Collaboration with county and state organizations in identifying parent issues/needs

For more information on our Parent Education program, you can contact our Child Care Development Manager, Marcy Spinner at 732-918-9901, Ext. 124 or at


Resources and Links for Families:

State of New Jersey, “Parent Link,” The Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center

New Jersey 2-1-1

NJ Helps

State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing, Child Care

State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, Child Care

Child Care Aware of America

Child Development Institute

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Alliance for Childhood

Positive Parenting

American Academy of Pediatrics

Parenting Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Extension


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Special Needs Child Care

Our Child Care Resources Referral Specialists are available to educate and provide resources on seeking care for children with special needs. For more information, contact a Child Care Resources Referral Specialist, for child care referrals and more information, click here.

Special Needs Resources

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. (SPAN)