State Services & Resources

NJ Reads to Kids
The Parent’s Circle
Environmental Education
Reading with Your Children
NJ Parent Link: Children’s Art Gallery

Ask a Librarian (State Library Information System) 

Internet Safety Tips for Parents
Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Children's Personal Safety and Sexual Abuse Prevention
Internet Safety Resources for Parents (New Jersey Info Secure)

Recycling in New Jersey
Global Warming & Climate Change 
Civic Responsibilities & Volunteering
NJ Division of Parks and Forestry Volunteer Opportunities

NJ Parent Link: Child Care, Preschool & K-12 Resources  
NJ State Division of Early Childhood (DOE Guidance for Pre-School to Grade 3) 
New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards, NJ Council For Young Children

Federal Resources 
CDC Parent Portal
Positive Parenting Tips
Kindergarten Readiness
CDC Developmental Stages 
Countdown to School Success
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center 
Learning Disabilities (National Institutes for Health) 
Helping Your Pre-School Child (Parent/Child Activities) 
Project Safe Childhood
Children's Personal Safety & Sexual Abuse Prevention 

Strategies for Healthy Marriages
Fatherhood and Effective Parenting 
The Importance of Fathers: Tips for Dads
Parenting Together: Healthy Marriages and Relationships

Community Resources
Born Learning 
Strengthening Families 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension 
NJ 211 (Access to Community Resources)
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ)
Tips for Parents (Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey)
NJ Association for the Education of Young Children
NJ Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

No Cost/Low Cost Toys, Books & Clothing Resources

For the holidays and everyday: Places to give, places to receive
NJ 211
Enter "goods" in Search Now for listing of agencies that provide needed children's items. 
Family Stores (Salvation Army Thrift Stores)
Enter "zip code" to donate to or locate a Family Store.
Goodwill Stores (Goodwill Industries International)
Enter "zip code" to find a Goodwill store or donation site near you. 
Toys for Tots (Marine Toys for Tots Foundation)
Enter "NJ" in Search. Follow prompts to request toys or locate toy drop-off sites in your community.