Required Child Care Subsidy Training for Home Based Child Care Providers


There are 12 hours of required training plus Pediatric First Aid/CPR certification.

Home-based Child Care Providers and their alternates are required to complete these requirements by 3/31/17. 

The 12 hours of required training are:

~ 2-hours of Orientation Training to be take at your local Child Care Resource and Referral Organization

 ~ 6-hours of Health & Safety

~ 2-hours of Identifying Child Abuse & Neglect – Mandated Reporter

~ 2-hours of Child Development

The 12 hours of required training is FREE and it can be taken online or face-to-face.  Home Providers wishing to take face-to-face training must register through PINJ.



1. Go to the Division of Family Development website

2. Click on "Providers" at the top of the page and select "Training"

3. Scroll down the page to  "Home Based Programs"

4. Under  "Required Trainings", select the training of your choice by clicking on the word "online"


6-hour Health & Safety Training  (You will be directed to the Better Kid Care page)

1. Click on the orange-brown button on the left marked ‘Required Health & Safety Training’

2.At the center of the page, click on the blue words "Sign in to On Demand"

3. You will be directed to a new page where you will create a free account. 

4. Once your account is created, you will be directed to the page "On Demand Web Lessons"

5. Click on the words "Required Health & Safety Traininghalf-way down the page on the left (Under CDA Course).

6. Select  “New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Health and Safety Training”.


Identifying Child Abuse & Neglect - Mandated Reporting in Early Care & Education

1. Click on the word "online"

2. You will be taken direftly to the training. Click on the blue "Start Course" button 

3. Create a FREE account in order to access the Child Abuse & Neglect Training


Child Development for Family Child Care

Once this training is available, the process will be the same as above. 


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