Professional Development

The Office for Children meets the continuing education needs of the early care and education community by providing a wide variety of affordable professional development opportunities throughout the year. Parents of young children are always welcome to enroll in any of our classes. Most classes are held at One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ, conveniently located in central Bergen County and accessible to all major bus routes. On-site parking is available.

All of our professional development opportunities are geared to satisfy staff development requirements for providers in centers and family childcare homes, as outlined in the NJ Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals, the NJ Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care, NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards and the State requirements for providers who service subsidy children. (NJ Child Care Information System) is the official method by which to register for all events and workshops sponsored by the Bergen County Office for Children. In order to register for any of our Professional Development opportunities, all educators must be active members in the NJCCIS.

Registering on is easy! 

The NCCIS Registry is a free service. Click on“Log In" on the right side of the screen. You will see the prompt to register on the right side of the screen.

  • Once you have received your nine-digit registry number you are ready to register for county, state and other
  • resource and referral agency sponsored Professional Development opportunities.
  • Click on Registry
  • Go to Find Professional Development & Training Classes
  • Scroll down and click on Advanced Search
  • Select field to search
  • If you select Training Agency, then select Bergen County Office for Children
  • Click on My Training Events
  • Select Agency to View
  • In Global Filter, type in year
  • Search for the class you are interested in
  • Click on the pencil
  • Register for the class


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact:

Technical Assistance

Individualized, targeted technical assistance is available for child care programs, individuals, businesses and the general community regarding the creation and operation of child care programs. Please contact us at (201) 336-7150 for further information about technical assistance. We are committed to helping build and improve the services provided to our youngest citizens, their families, and those who support them. 

The Office for Children also maintains a lending library of professional resources. If you are looking for resources on a particular topic or tools for staff development, we have current titles that you can borrow for use at your site.

Contact Us

Julie O'Brien


Office for Children

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7150

Email Office for Children

Office Hours: 

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call for an appointment.

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