Lending Library

The Child Care Resources Lending Library is open to all child care providers and families in Monmouth County. The library is located at Child Care Resources office at 3301 C Route 66, Neptune, NJ. The library’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The library is closed Saturday and Sunday, as well as most holidays. The library is always open to browse before and after workshops held at Child Care Resources.

Books, magazines, other print materials, video tapes, audio tapes and DVD’s can be borrowed for a two week period. If you need more time, you may call the library to request an extension. Occasionally, one of our employees, if out in the field and in your area, may be able to come to your center or home to collect your materials and save you a trip!

For more information about our library or to borrow materials, you may contact our Infant Toddler Coordinator, Dina Patel, at 732-918-9901, Ext. 133 or at dpatel@ccrnj.org.

Child Care Resources’ library materials cover a wide range of topics about early care and education, as well as parenting. The following list provides an overview of some of the topics:

Topics A – G



Administration of Child Care

Advocacy for Child Care

Anti-Bias Education

Bullying Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention

Child Care Policies

Child Rearing

Child Development

Choosing Quality Child Care

Conflict and Stress Management

Curriculum (Creative, High Scope, Reggio Emilia, Emergent, etc.)

Design of Child Care Facilities

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Disaster Preparedness

Diversity Issues

Early Intervention

Educational Philosophies

Effects of Early Childhood Education

Family Diversity

Financial Management in Child Care

Getting Along

Guidance and Discipline


Topics H – T

Health Issues in Child Care

Holidays, Special Days and Celebrations


Learning Disabilities

Mentoring in Early Childhood Education

Movement Education

Nature and Children

Play and Child Development

Playground Design and Safety

Professional Development

Project Approach

Quality in Child Care

Safety and Injury Prevention



Special Needs

Starting a Child Care Business


Television and Children





You may download articles from our digital media and print them out in our library. There are various articles on digital media from the journal, “Child Care Information Exchange.” The topics are:


  • Supervising Staff
  • Staff Training
  • Play
  • Caring for Infants and Toddlers
  • Children with Differing Abilities
  • Perspectives on Discipline


Out of the Box Training Kits

You may also borrow training kits by Child Care Information Exchange. These Out of the Box training kits contain everything you need to provide your staff with a quality workshop or training, including a certificate. The topics are:


  • Recognizing the Essentials of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Hard Joys: Managing Behavior with a Creative Mind and a Playful Spirit
  • Reality Bites: Biting at the Center
  • What’s so Positive about Positive Discipline?…and Other Mysteries of Child Guidance
  • Granting Children Their Emotions
  • Not in Praise of Praise
  • Supporting Constructive Play in the Wild
  • How Do I Relate and Share Professionally?