2018 Ocean County Children’s Festival

Celebrate Families!
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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Ocean County Library
101 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753
Free Family Fun!
  • Story Time
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music and Movement Activities
  • Yoga and Wellness
  • Budding Artists Gallery
  • Music and Dance Performances
  • Community Resources Information

Save the Date: Train the Trainer Event!

Save the Date!
NJAEYC and New Jersey Consortium for Early Childhood Consultants Co-Sponsored Train the Trainer Event!
Models for the Future: Quality Practices for Educators
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Lunch 12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.)

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92 E Gand Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
Members- $125.00
Non-Members- $175.00
Two Tracks Available:
  Experienced Trainer- Topic- Reflective Practice (Space Limited)
  Emerging Trainer- Topic- Taking the fear out of STEM (Space Limited)
For More Information:
Sereeta Cantres: cantres@hotmail.com
Amanda DiScala: discalaamanda@gmail.com
Look for Registration Information to Follow in April!

Free Meeting on Public Policy


-How will Pre-K expansion affect me?
-How can i prepare for the next round of funding?
-What resources are available for me?

DATE: February 6, 2018 6pm

HELD AT: Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ

RSVP TO : meghanhar@gmail.com

-Current Districts Who Have Received Funding
-Community Based Centers Who Are Partnering With Funded Districts



Early Childhood Winter Conference


NJAEYC Ocean Chapter Childhood Winter Conference

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Early Childhood Winter Conference

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Westminster Nursery School, 1070 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ

For additional information:
Please contact us at ocean@njaeyc.org or call LisaAnn Hopkins at 732-600-3821


Come join us as we kick off the New Year with a morning of fun and learning that will help you provide the best possible learning environment to meet the needs of all children.

Hands on learning sessions will highlight best practices in health and safety. Information tables will provide a variety of helpful resources. The conference will include snacks, door prizes and a brief membership meeting – don’t miss this chance to learn while you network with your friends and colleagues.

Grow NJ Kids programs please note:

You will see the GNJK standard number listed after each workshop selection. You can use these workshops to meet your specific training requirements. Please check with your director regarding your professional development plan.

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Math Throughout the Preschool Day Workshop

Shore NJAEYC presents:

Math Throughout the Preschool Day

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Presentation by speaker Jeff Williamson

Jeff will present and lead participants in discussion focusing on the importance of Math within the ECE environment. Participants will learn strategies to integrate math concepts in a fun and engaging manner. The activities and strategies will reflect the NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, with opportunities to incorporate math concepts through the learning environment, the daily routine, learning centers, outdoor activities, as well as small and larger group instruction.

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MidState at Middlesex Winter Conference & Workshop

Middlesex County College – Edison, NJ
Wednesday, January 10th 7:00-9:00 PM
(Registration will begin at 6:30 PM)

Fostering Social-Emotional
Development of Young Children

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From early in life, how well we get along with one-another matters. Now, with the influence of mass media, screen time, and stressed parents and caregivers, it is more important than ever to explicitly foster the social-emotional development of young children and provide them with learning environments that are positive, supportive, and caring. We will discuss how this is happening in preschools, public schools, and in homes, with practical takeaways.

Presented by: Maurice J. Elias Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

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Pamala A. Brooks Scholarship Award

Congratulations, Samara Florexil!

Pamala A.Brooks Scholarship in Early Childhood Education Recipient…..

Samara is currently studying at Kean University majoring in Early Childhood Education and Sociology. She is a part of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education and loves to volunteer – especially for the kids. Her teaching philosophy is to help students understand that their identity and background makes a difference in how they learn and experience the world around them. Samara would like to teach in an urban area to give back to the communities from her childhood. She currently holds a Substitute Certification in New Jersey and speaks Creole & French. Samara looks forward to a May 2018 graduation.

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November 28 Workshop: Inquiry Based Learning

NJAEYC Workshop

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When: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Sign in: 6:30PM, Start: 6:45PM
Where: Trinity Nursery School, Route 70, Cherry Hill

This workshop will help participants discover what inquiry based learning looks like in the early childhood environment. The central focus will be making the connection between learning through play and inquiry based learning. We will look at the teacher as facilitator using higher level questioning techniques. As usual, Jason Verdone will present plenty of hands-on activities and participants will leave with new ideas for their classrooms.

2 training hours

Questions? Email: southern@njaeyc.org

Space is extremely limited for this event! Act fast!


2017 NJAEYC Annual Leadership Day and Conference Exhibitor’s Contract

Dear Friend of Early Childhood Educators,

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The 2017 NJAEYC Annual Leadership Day and Conference is scheduled for October 20- 21, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. We are moving back to central New Jersey to be more accessible to all NJ early childhood educators.

Our conference attracts key people in the field of early childhood education. With the increased need for our services, we are experiencing enormous growth and are always shopping! Our participants are interested and responsible for purchasing developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for their child care centers and family child care programs. We urge you to bring items available for sale.

We want our relationship with our vendors to be one that is mutually beneficial and NJAEYC is interested in exploring ways we can better support each other.

Enclosed you will find the Exhibitor’s contract. Please return the contract as soon as possible. Space is limited, so sign up early! Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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Step 1: Submit Registration

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Step 2: Pay via PayPal/Credit Card

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