Activities and Curriculum

From the Manual – Activities

Suggested Toy and Equipment Inventory for Infants/Toddlers

Suggested Toy and Equipment Inventory for Preschoolers

Suggested Toy and Equipment Inventory for School-Agers

Why Dramatic Play Is Important

Why Blocks Are Important

Why Toys Are Important

Why Art Is Important

Why Sand and Water Are Important

Why Books Are Important

Why Cooking Is Important

Why Music and Movement Are Important

Why Outdoor Play Is Important

Suggested Materials by Age Group and Abilities


Fire Safety

Fire Drill Record

Fire Drill Log

Escape Plan

Family Day Care Floor and Escape Plan

Additional Family Day Care Floor and Escape Plan Grid Sheet

How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan


Health and Safety

Outdoor Space

Buckle Up – New Jersey’s Seat Belt Law

From the Manual – Health and Safety Requirements

A Child Care Provider’s Guide to Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Safe Sleep for Your Baby (Spanish)

First Aid Kit Recommendations

Emergency Phone Numbers

Medication Administration in Child Care Policy and Procedures

Medication Request for Child Care Provider

Consent for Non-Prescription Applications

Medication Tracking Form

Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children – Selecting an Appropriate Sanitizer or Disinfectant

Family Child Care Provider Standards – Emergency Preparedness


Vitamin A

Vitamin C



Food Safety: How Long Can I Keep This?

Ways to Recognize Food Spoilage

The Chosen Eight

Good Sources of the Chosen Eight

Choking Prevention


Program Management

Sample Family Child Care Daily Schedule

Our Schedule

Family Child Care Gram

Sample Daily Schedule

Child Care Contract and Parent Handbook – What to Include

Sample Sick Policy for Family Child Care

Family Child Care Parent/Provider Agreement

Child’s Admission Record

Emergency Treatment Information and Authorization

Family Information

Personal Information for Infants/Toddlers

Personal Information for School-Age Children

Universal Child Health Record and Instructions

Injury and Accident Report

Information to Parents About Family Child Care Registration

Parents’ Signature Form for Receipt of Information to Parents Statement

Permission to Swim

Sample Authorization for Transportation and Sample Permission Slip for Walks

Authorization for Walks

Specific Field Trip Permission Form

Family Child Care Attendance Sheet

What Registered Providers Must Report

Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect

Marketing Plan Evaluation Form

Marketing Questionnaire to Parents

Sample Press Release