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New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project (NJICCP)

INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN TYPICAL EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS

Promoting and improving the early childhood inclusion of children with disabilities through parent and provider education, resource connection, and technical assistance.

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What the NJICCP Provides

  • Professional development (English & Spanish) to early childhood professionals and parents on the laws that support inclusion
  • Free trainings on-site to child care providers via teleconferences, webinars, online as well as in person
  • Free information about available services and resources in New Jersey for children with special needs
  • Free telephone technical assistance regarding early childhood and school-age inclusion using our toll free hotline and/or your local resource referral agency
  • Free on-site technical assistance and consultations for a limited number of programs

Library

Resources & Materials

NJICCP Brochure  |  Get familiar with the New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project through our project brochure. Spanish Brochure

Quality Indicators Guide  |  A guide for families seeking an inclusive childcare and education program

Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act | Everything you every wanted to know about ADA and child care.

2 Child Care and NJ Law Against Discrimination | Information on NJ Law that prohibits discrimination in child care.

NJ EI Fact sheet | New Jersey Early Intervention System under the NJ Department of Health –  This document will help you learn the process and procedure for obtaining early intervention services in NJ.

NJDOE Special Ed Fact Sheet | An overview of Special Education Process in New Jersey

Special Education Delivery Cycle handout | Understanding how the special education delivery cycle

Project Child Find fact_sheet | Connecting NJ children with resources and supports such as early intervention and special education services.

Information for Parents | Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing Information to Parents

Early Intervention Flyers– Early Intervention Contact Information and services

NJMAP ChildCare Map Resources | Locate your Resource and Referral Agency By County to find child care in your area.

Recursos y Materiales

Preguntas frecuentes sobre los centros de cuidado infantil y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades. Todo lo que deseaba saber sobre ADA y el cuidado infantil.

Cuidado Infantil y la Ley de Nueva Jersey Contra la Discriminación: Información sobre la ley de Nueva Jersey que prohíbe la discriminación en el cuidado infantil.

Hoja de datos de NJ EI -Proceso de Intervención Temprana de Nueva Jersey bajo el Departamento de Salud de Nueva Jersey – Este documento le ayudará a conocer el proceso y procedimiento para obtener los Servicios de Intervención Temprana en Nueva Jersey. En español e inglés.

Sistema de Intervencion Temprana de Nueva Jersey bajo el Departamento de Salud de Nueva Jersey. Este documento le ayudara a conocer el Sistema en los Derechos de la Familia.

Hoja informativa sobre Educación Especial del Departamento de Educación de Nueva Jersey NJDOE: una descripción general del Proceso de Educación Especial en Nueva Jersey.

Ciclo de Entrega de Educación Especial: Comprender cómo funciona el ciclo de entrega de Educación Especial.

Project Child Find: Conecta a los niños de Nueva Jersey con recursos y apoyos, tales como servicios de Intervención Temprana y Educación Especial.

Información para Padres – Oficina de Información sobre Licencias para Padres del Departamento de Niños y Familias.

Recursos para incluir a niños con necesidades especiales en entornos de cuidado infantil– (publique la 2da página por separado) – Localice su Agencia de Recursos y Referencias por Condado para encontrar cuidado infantil en su área.

Volantes de Intervencion Temprana en Nueva Jersey- Podra encontrar Informacion y datos sobre el Programa de Intervencion Temprana en Nueva Jersey.

El Desarrollo Infantil Hechos Importantes de Intervencion Temprana – Este documento le ayudara a informacion y reconocer datos importantes sobre el desarrollo infantil desde el nacimiento hasta los 3 anos.  

Inclusive Classroom Profile

Inclusive Classroom Profile

The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP™)—was developed to support early childhood educators, specialists, administrators, professional development providers, and families to assess what is happening in the classroom and to use that information to enhance opportunities for each child—particularly for children with disabilities (Soukakou 2016). The ICP is a structured observation measure that assesses 12 inclusive practices that can support the developmental and learning needs of children with identified disabilities in early childhood programs.

Assessing Opportunities to Support Each Child and the PDF/PPT slide.  

We encourage your continued professional development by attending the NJAEYC (New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.  Review and download the Brochure with workshop offerings.

Events

Events
Understanding the Importance of Developmental Monitoring & Screening, and  Connection to Resources for Families with Young Children

Understanding the Importance of Developmental Monitoring & Screening, and Connection to Resources for Families with Young Children

Register on NJCCIS Registry or Eventbrite

  • October 25, 2021,  5:30- 7:00 pm,  ID 129449
  • November 03, 2021, 10:00am -11:30 pm, ID 129450
  • February 17, 2022, 6:30 pm -8:00 pm, ID 129451
  • May 19, 2022, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm, ID 129542

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-the-importance-of-developmental-monitoring-screening-and-c-tickets-142536036121

NJICCP English Flyer

Parent Circle Time

“Parent Circle Time” and “Circle Time For Families” are monthly virtual events hosted by the New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project, and held on various days and times of the month to accommodate families and professionals.  Family members are encouraged to join any event that fits their schedule.  These forums are designed to support families and provides a wealth of information.  Families will learn about resources and techniques to support their child’s development.  In addition, families will better understand the role of professionals involved in the early education, care and development of their children. See below for dates and times.  If you need assistance, please reach out to the contact on the flyer. 

NJICCP Spanish Flyer

Circulo Para Padres

“Circulo de Padres ” y “Círculos Para Las Familias” son eventos virtuales mensuales organizados por el Proyecto de Cuidado Infantil Inclusivo de Nueva Jersey, y se llevan a cabo en varios días y momentos del mes para acomodar a familias y profesionales. Se anima a todos los miembros de las familias a unirse a cualquier evento que se ajuste a su horario. Estos foros están diseñados para apoyar a las familias y brindan una gran cantidad de información. Las familias aprenderán sobre recursos y técnicas para apoyar el desarrollo de sus hijos. Además, las familias comprenderán mejor el papel de los profesionales involucrados en la educación temprana, cuidado y desarrollo de sus hijos. Consulte las fechas y horarios a continuación. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con el contacto que figura en el folleto. 

Positive Solutions For Families Sessions Description:

 Session 1 – Making a Connection – Building positive relationships with children by using positive comments and encouragement with children. 

 Session 2 – Making It Happen- Practical suggestions and tips on how to use “play” as an intentional tool parents can incorporate into everyday activities at home.

 Session 3 – Why Do They Do What They Do – We will determine the meaning of behavior and help children understand expectations, and household rules.

 Session 4 – Teach Me What to Do – Help families identify their child’s feeling words and teach effective positive responses to problem-solve with their child.

 Session 5 – Facing the Challenge Part 1 – Examine specific strategies that can promote positive adult and child behavior in home and community settings. 

  Session 6 – Facing the Challenge Part 2 – Problem solving challenging behavior and using the Family Routine Guide.

 Contact:  childcare@spanadvocacy.org for trainings dates

Círculo de padres 

Soluciones positivas para las familias

Serie de capacitación de 6 semanas para padres, que le ofrecerá consejos para apoyar el desarrollo social emocional de sus hijos y le enseñara  como abordar los comportamientos desafiante y las necesidades de salud mental de los niños. 

 Sesión 1 – Estableciendo una conexión – Construyendo relaciones positivas con los niños mediante el uso de comentarios positivos y aliento.

Sesión 2 –Hágalo realidad – Sugerencias y consejos prácticos sobre cómo usar el “juego” como una herramienta intencional que los padres pueden incorporar a las actividades diarias en el hogar.

Sesión 3 – ¿ Por qué hacen lo que hacen? – Determine el significado del comportamiento y ayude a los niños a comprender las expectativas y las reglas del hogar..

Sesión 4 – Enséñame qué hacer – Identifique las palabras que expresan los sentimientos de su hijo y aprenda las respuestas positivas y eficaces para solucionar problemas juntos.

Sesión 5 – Enfrentando el desafío Parte 1 – Estrategias para promover un comportamiento positivo de adultos y niños en el hogar y en la comunidad.

Sesión 6 – Enfrentando el desafío Parte 2 – Resolución de problemas de comportamiento desafiante y uso de la Guía de rutina familiar.

 Regístrese aquí: https://circulodepadres.eventbrite.com
Para mas información: Fanny Ochoa fochoa@spanadvocacy.org

What Our Families Say

This workshop gave me more self-confidence. I learned that if I believe I can make a difference.

I will use the information that I learned in the workshop not only in the classroom, but also in my daily life.

Contact Us

Denise Bouyer-Hargrove

Project Director
(800) 654-7726 x 108  |  (973) 642-8100 x 108
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Stefanie Babits

Early Childhood Inclusion Coordinator (Central Region)
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset

(732) 482-1543

Nicole Harris

Early Childhood Inclusion Coordinator (Northern Region)
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Union, Warren

(862) 414-8464

Jamirah Heyward

Early Childhood Inclusion Coordinator (Southern Region)
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

(973) 259-8106

Donna Milanowycz

Family Engagement Resource Specialist

(732) 593-9337 cell

Fanny Ochoa

Bi-Lingual Early Childhood Training & TA Specialist

(973) 980-5356

Yvonne Robles

Bi-Lingual Early Childhood Training & TA Specialist

(609) 963- 8294

Joyce Sykes

Administrative Assistant

If you are in need of childcare, visit https://www.childcarenj.gov/ and https://www.grownjkids.gov/ParentsFamilies/ProviderSearch for additional information.

To learn about child care tuition assistance or subsidies, visit https://www.childcarenj.gov/getattachment/Home/QuickLinks/Quick-Links-for-Parents/NJCCSubsidyBrochureEng-Sp10-18FE-pdf.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for additional information on tuition assistance and locating a child care program in your area, https://www.childcarenj.gov/Parents/Child-Care-Resource-and-Referral-Agencies.aspx

Si necesita cuidado infantil, visite  https://www.childcarenj.gov/  y  https://www.grownjkids.gov/ParentsFamilies/Provider  para obtener información adicional.

 Para obtener información sobre la asistencia o los subsidios para la matrícula de cuidado infantil, visite https://www.childcarenj.gov/getattachment/Home/QuickLinks/Quick-Links-for-Parents/NJCCSubsidyBrochureEng-Sp10-18FE-pdf.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

 Comuníquese con su Agencia de Recursos y Referencias de Cuidado Infantil local para obtener información adicional sobre ayuda con la matrícula y localizar un programa de cuidado infantil en su área.

https://www.childcarenj.gov/Parents/Child-Care-Resource-and-Referral-Agencies.aspx

This Program is funded by a Grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Family Development.  For more information on New Jersey’s child care initiatives, visit Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is designed to raise the quality of child care and early learning programs across the State.