Infant/Toddler Specialist Network

The New Jersey Infant/Toddler Specialist Network was created to assist early educators in offering the very best possible care for New Jersey’s youngest citizens.

NJ First Steps InitiativeNJ ITSN is for early care providers interested in establishing, improving and expanding services to infants and toddlers. These services include:

Professional Development: Topics are delivered by specialized trainers to present best practice standards in infant and toddler brain development.

Technical Assistance & Consultation: The Infant/Toddler Specialists serve as mentors to new and experienced early educators. Services provided include: telephone and on-site support, site observations, assessments, and development of a plan of action.

Resources & Materials: Our agency provides a resource library where early care providers can access borrow materials such as DVDs, books, age-appropriate materials and other useful resources. CLICK HERE for a list of materials available to use.

Community Partnerships: Community and statewide organizations are stakeholders committed to improving the quality of life and early education for young children. These groups include Child Care Aware of New Jersey (CCANJ), the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE), the NJ Association of Infant Mental Health (NJAIMH), NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS), health care organizations, higher education, government, business, local school districts, parents and others.

If your child care provider is not currently participating in New Jersey’s Infant/Toddler Specialist Network, encourage them to do so by sharing this NJITSN Brochure.

CLICK HERE for the NJITSN introduction letter. CLICK HERE for step-by-step Instructions to apply NJCCIS.