Useful Resources

Welcome to the Useful Resources section, a place to find information on finding quality child care for your family.


For information on financial assistance and eligibility, please refer to our SUBSIDIES page.

NJ Connect For RecoveryNJ Connect For Recovery

NJ's rate of a heroin overdose is 3x the national average. The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was established to support two distinct groups across the state of New Jersey: those concerned with their own opiate use; and, those who are experiencing distress related to the opiate use of a friend or family member. This service is a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental forum for people to connect, grow and transform through a unique combination of supportive counseling from certified alcohol and drug counselors and peer specialists. Call 855-652-3737 (TTY) – 877-294-4356.

Adults and Children Together – Against Violence (ACT)

The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program was developed and is coordinated by the American Psychological Association’s Violence Prevention Office. The ACT Program teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8.


Call or write your Representative or Senator. Using your zip code, find the representative in your district with a link to contact them.

American Academy
of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Camp Association 

The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey (ACA, NY and NJ) is a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and enhancing the quality of the summer camp experience. Because of camp, children and adults have the opportunity to learn important lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy life lessons that can’t be learned anywhere else. ACA, NY and NJ's operation falls into three overall program areas; accreditation, camper placement and professional development.

American Psychological

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

Baby Center 

BabyCenter provides parents with trusted information, advice from peers, and support that’s Remarkably Right® at every stage of their child’s development. Products include websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.

Book Spot is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web.


CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

Center for the Child
Care Workforce
(worthy wages) 

CCW advocated for public policy to restructure the early care and education delivery system to better address the issues of workforce recruitment and compensation, researched and documented the status and influenced organizing strategies that emphasized a unified voice for early care and education teachers and providers.

Child Care Aware 

Child Care Aware is the nation's most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware of America, Child Care Aware helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Our program also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

Child Care Aware of New Jersey 

Child Care Aware NJ (CCANJ) is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies. CCANJ promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice. We believe that all children deserve access to high quality, affordable child care. We recognize that families need support in understanding and accessing the child care options in their community and we represent those agencies that help them do so.

Child Care Law Center 

The Child Care Law Center’s attorneys work to break down the legal barriers standing between families in need and good, affordable child care. We educate parents and child care providers, advise advocates and policymakers, provide legal information and referrals, and litigate high-impact cases.

Child Care/Adult Food
Program (CCAFP) 

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) are agencies of USDA's Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. FNS works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Asisstance Program (SNAP), and school meals.

Children’s Defense Fund 

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.

Children’s Health Medical
Center, Atlantic Health

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey and one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the state, is committed to creating a Trusted Network of Caring®. Our promise to our communities is that all who enter our system receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost.

Consumer Product Safety

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Council for Professional
Recognition (C.D.A.)

The Council for Professional Recognition promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in the early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old.

County College of Morris 

Located in Randolph Township on 222 acres, County College of Morris (CCM) and its satellite location in Morristown provide the residents of Morris County and the surrounding region with an outstanding, affordable education. Today, CCM offers more than 50 associate degree and more than 25 certificate programs, in addition to a wide selection of career and professional programs. The college also has one of the highest graduation and transfer rates among community colleges in New Jersey.

County of Morris 

The official website for Morris County, New Jersey.

Division of Youth & Family
Services (NJ Department
of Human Services) 

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Our vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve. DCF is the first Cabinet-level department devoted exclusively to serving and safeguarding the most vulnerable children and families of our state. Since that time, the agency has evolved to be more inclusive of the voice of the individuals it was established to serve.

Early Learning (U.S.
Department of Education) 

The goal for early learning is to improve the health, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for all children from birth through 3rd grade, so that all children, particularly those with high needs, are on track for graduating from high school college- and career-ready.

The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisedom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

“This is an excellent and comprehensive guide for grandparents finding themselves raising their grandchildren. It covers a wide range of topics that will assist in raising a child from infancy to the teen years.

In addition, the impact that this life changing event takes on the grandparent(s) themselves is also addressed. It takes a frank and honest look at how a grandparent would feel finding themselves in this situation. Raising a grandchild is not without its blessings and joys along the way but it is truly life changing.

The book gives hope, knowledge and a sense that one is not alone in navigating this challenging yet rewarding situation. Every grandparent raising a grandchild should have a copy of this book.” – Linda F.

To purchase a copy of this book on Amazon, click here.

Healthy Child provides free printable coloring pages for kids. They have a large collection of coloring sheets that you can print or color online.

I Am Your Child
(Parents Action)

PAC’s I Am Your Child video series has helped millions of parents and caregivers understand how to improve early childhood development. These engaging, easy-to-understand videos are hosted by popular celebrities and include parenting advice from leading child development experts.

Learning Disablilities 

LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

Let’s Move 

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Library Spot 

Library Spot is a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the internet for valuable research information.

Missing &
Exploited Children 

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

Morris County
Public Library

Official site for the Morris County Public Library in Morristown, NJ.

National Association
for the Education of
Young Children 

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

National Child
Care Association 

NCCA in conjunction with our members will work to generate information based upon our years of experience of best practice to deliver the highest quality along with what is most practical for our members.

National Parenting
Education Network 

The vision of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is that all parents/families will have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal environment that will encourage their children’s healthy growth and development.

National Resource Center
for Health & Safety in Child
Care and Early Education

The NRC's primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation. NRC provides health and safety resources including training curricula, national standards, and regulations for parents, child care providers, regulators, and child care health consultants. It maintains a public access database of state child care licensing regulations, including nutrition standards to promote healthy eating and prevent obesity.

National SIDS & Infant
Death Support Center

The NSID-PSC is creating a nationwide network for private and public organizations, committed to ameliorating SIDS and reducing infant mortality, to work in harmony to enhance and strengthen community-based, family-centered risk reduction and bereavement services throughout the United States.

New Jersey 2-1-1 

NJ 2-1-1 can help you find solutions to personal needs by informing you of resources in your community like day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more.

New Jersey Dept. Of Education Parental Rights In Special Education

New Jersey Administrative Code for special education (N.J.A.C. 6A:14) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) are laws that ensure children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. An important part of these laws provides parents with the right to participate in
their children’s education.

New Jersey Parent Link 

The focus of NJ Parent Link is to meet the information and resource needs to expectant parents, families with young children (newborns to children entering kindergarten) and professional stakeholders vested in the health & well-being of New Jersey's children & families. Parenting and support resources for families with older children, school aged to young adulthood, are also avalaible.

New Jersey Professional
Development Center 

The Office of Professional Development coordinates policy and programs to support high quality professional development and other educator effectiveness initiatives.

New Jersey Self
Help Clearinghouse 

The mission of the Clearinghouse is to help people find and form all types of self-help support groups in order to provide hope, strength and experience to those in need in order to not feel alone.

NJ Helps 

The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a “one-stop” shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey.

North Jersey
Health Collaborative 

The North Jersey Health Collaborative core function is a shared process of community needs assessment and health improvement planning to identify the most pressing health issues and facilitate the development of collaborative action plans to address them.

Parents Journal
Radio Show 

The Parent's Journal with Bobbi Conner began in 1986 as a weekly national radio series for Moms & Dads.In January 2011, the program moved to web-based podcasts–providing expectant parents, new moms and dads, and parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers (and older kids) with the best available information to promote a healthy, happy childhood right from the start!

Preschool Advantage 

It is the Preschool Advantage’s mission to launch a lifetime of learning for children in our communities who cannot afford the cost of a high quality preschool.

State of New Jersey 

The official website for the state of New Jersey.

The New Jersey
Child Care Association 

The New Jersey Child Care Association (NJCCA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing professional development, support and guidance in the management and administration of child care centers in New Jersey.

allconnect.comWhat Is The Right Age To Give Your Child A Smartphone?

It’s been 12 years since Apple introduced the iPhone in June 2007, eventually launching smartphones into ubiquity. Today, for most parents it’s no longer a question of if you’ll get your child a cellphone, smartphone or tablet, but when.