The 2023 NJAEYC

Leadership Institute
Please Join us!

2023 Annual NJAEYC Leadership Institute:

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Leadership Institute to be held on May 5, 2023 at the Meadowlands Hilton Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ.

For additional information contact Helen Muscato, Executive Director at  (732) 329-0033 or online at


Keynote Speaker

Lucy Y. Recio

Senior Advisor, Narrative and Movement Building, NAEYC


Building a Transformative Movement for ECE: The Case for Fostering

Despite a rich history of leaning into advancing equity in the early childhood
education profession, our advocacy efforts have not always centered the voices
and experiences of marginalized communities that are central to building inclusive social justice movements. Using feedback from online community- building and advocacy cohorts, alongside an exploration of tactics and best practices from similarly oriented movements, join the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Policy Communications Specialist, Sydelle Barreto, in a vibrant discussion on how early childhood educators, providers, early education champions and advocates can foster equity in advocacy in service of a movement that results in an ECE system that truly meets the needs of young children, their families, early childhood educators, and our broader society.


Registration/Exhibitors/Breakfast  — 7:30 am–8:30 am
Welcome — 8:30 am–8:45 am
Keynote Presentation — 8:45 am–9:45 am
Break — 9:45 am–10:00 am
Session I Workshops — 10:00 am–11:30 am
Lunch/Business Meeting/Exhibits — 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Session II Workshops — 1:15 pm–2:45 pm


To register for the 2023 Leadership Institute, please fill out and submit the form below. You will be automatically directed to Paypal and can pay with your paypal account or a credit or debit card. You may also download the Conference brochure to print, complete, and mail your registration to NJAEYC PO Box 1024 Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. *Registrations after May 1st will be charged an additional $25

*Please download the brochure above to see the full workshop descriptions.

For more information, please call 732-329-0033 or

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Workshop Choices

Please select your first and second workshop choice for both the AM and PM sessions. Please refer to the conference brochure for full descriptions of each workshop.