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Launch of NJSharedResources.org Affords Free Access to 1,200+ Early Childhood Education Resources

NJSharedResourcesResources will support quality child care for practitioners in New Jersey

Manchester, NH – CCA For Social Good®, a division of CCA Global Partners, and The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC), are excited to announce the launch of NJSharedResources.org. NJ Shared Resources, an online knowledge hub, is designed to help manage a child care program more efficiently and effectively and support quality child care. With access to over 1,200 practical resources, including editable templates, checklists, and policies, providers will realize significant time and cost savings, which can be reinvested into improving quality. NJ Shared Resources is available free to members of NJAEYC.

“New Jersey marks the twenty-second state to license an ECE Shared Resources platform managed by CCA For Social Good®,” explained Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good®. “We are thrilled to deliver this valuable resource to thousands of child care providers in New Jersey.”

“NJ Shared Resources will considerably improve the day-to-day operations of our members,” stated Amanda DiScala, President of NJAEYC. “Not only will substantial time savings be realized through the use of the many resources available, but extensive money savings as well.”

The site can be accessed by visiting www.NJSharedResources.org. Interested parties in New Jersey may receive access to the resources by filling out a New Member Request form.

For more information about CCA For Social Good® and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Holt at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about the NJAEYC, please contact Helen Muscato at (732) 239-0033.

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About CCA For Social Good®

CCA For Social Good® is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. CCA For Social Good® provides web-based platforms to help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage their businesses. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good® puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on their missions. To learn more, please visit www.ecesharedresources.com.

About the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the field of early childhood education.

Our primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs through improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education, as well as by improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes, and schools.  The NJAEYC is a statewide association that represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight.

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NJAEYC and CCA for Social Good to develop an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Shared Resources online platform

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Over 2,000 New Jersey Child Care Providers to Receive Free Access to Resources that Support Quality Child Care

Launching in the summer of 2015, NJ Shared Resources will save time, reduce costs, and improve quality for childcare centers and home-based providers. 

Manchester, NH – The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC), and CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, are excited to announce they have entered into an agreement to develop an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Shared Resources online platform, to support the work of early child care and education professionals in New Jersey.

“Over 1,200 tools available on NJ Shared Resources will support child care directors in functions such as program administration, marketing, human resources, training, group purchasing, and more,” stated Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good. “The significant time and money savings realized by using the platform will mean less time tied up in handling paperwork, and more time available to spend in the classroom.”

“NJAEYC is committed to supporting high quality early education in New Jersey, “added Amanda Di Scala, President of NJAEYC. “The ECE-specific templates, forms, policies, and how to guides available on NJ Shared Resources will be a tremendous asset to our members, and will prove to ensure quality care for children in our state.”

The site, www.NJSharedResources.org, will mark the twenty-second ECE Shared Resources platform that CCA For Social Good will have launched by the end of summer 2015. The website will be made free to members of the NJAEYC.

For more information about CCA For Social Good and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Hathaway at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about the NJAEYC, please contact Helen Muscato at (732) 239-0033.

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About CCA For Social Good
CCA For Social Good is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. CCA For Social Good provides web-based platforms to help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage their businesses. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on their missions. To view a sample platform, please visit www.ecesharedresources.com.

About the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the field of early childhood education.
Our primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs through improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education, as well as by improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes, and schools. The NJAEYC is a statewide association that represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight.

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Policy Statement on Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion Practices Released

Secretary Burwell announced that HHS will dedicate 4 million toward early childhood mental health consultation services.

 

Secretaries Burwell and Duncan Release Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings

 

Today, Secretaries Burwell and Duncan announced the release of a policy statement on expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings at the White House’s Summit on Early Education. Exclusionary discipline practices occur at high rates in early learning settings, and at even higher rates for young boys of color. The effort, part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, encourages states, early childhood programs, and families to partner in preventing, reducing, and eventually eliminating the expulsion and suspension of young children from early learning programs.  As part of this commitment, Secretary Burwell announced that HHS will dedicate $4 million toward early childhood mental health consultation services to prevent this troubling practice and to help all children thrive in early learning settings.

 

See the Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings here.

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NJAEYC Helps First Book Donate 365,000 New Books to Children

Thank you so much for all your hard work in Pennsauken last week, sharing your time and energy with First Book! We distributed nearly 365,000 brand new books to children in need, and we were able to do it because of your incredible help!

More than 100 local organizations drove to pick-up books, and an additional 575 nationwide received boxes of books shipped to their door. Our recipient groups are always eager to share their appreciation and enthusiasm:

“THANK YOU so much for all the books that we picked up last week!

It was great to see all the boxes of books that the kids will be getting. 
The warehouse crew was GREAT
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Our work isn’t done, though – and yours doesn’t have to be either.  Below, you’ll find a few links to help keep you up to date on what we’re doing, where we’re going, and how many books we’re getting to the kids who need them most.

The easiest way to keep up with us is to sign up for our monthly newsletter. We’re also on Twitter, so follow @FirstBook and get regular updates from us there.  You can even “Like” us on our Facebook page for stories, pictures, and more!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us distribute new books for children in need!

Best,

The First Book Team
(Especially Amanda, Kyle, Kate, Kevin, Anna and Katie!)

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Coping with a School Shooting

Our hearts go out to the family members and others affected by the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We’ve compiled these online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.

The National Association of School Psychologists – Resources to cope with violence
Resources on talking to children about violence, tips for parents, teachers, and school administrators, dealing with a death in a school and more. The Association has listed some of these key resources on their home page for quick access. 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Tips for talking to children about the shooting
Resources on talking to children about the recent shooting, information about the shooting’s psychological impact, tips for parents on media coverage – includes tips specific for preschool-aged children.

The National Education Association – School crisis guide
The National Education Association (NEA) and the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) developed this easy-to-use crisis guide with essential, to-the-point advice for schools and districts.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Talking with children
Resources to help parents talk to children about violence and disasters.

Child Care Aware – Helping families and children cope
In the wake of any kind of emergency or disaster – large or small – children and adults may feel anxious about their own safety and security. Child Care Aware offers resources for Parents, Caregivers, School Professionals and more.

American Psychological Association – Helping children manage distress
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a shooting rampage. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe.

National Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Coping with tragic events
In hopes of helping families cope with such tragic events AACAP created a collection of resources including tips for talking to children about Connecticut school shooting.

Tips for Talking to Children and Youth after Traumatic Events
Subtitled “A Guide for Parents and Educators,” this printable PDF contains concise tips for talking to children after traumatic events as well as resource links when more active intervention may be required.
Thank you,
Sandy

Sandra Sheard
1709 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
856-332-9227
www.sandrasheardconsulting.com
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