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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-September 2019

Hi All!
Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet-Point Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUEjust click on it for more details

 

  What’s going on in the US – 
What’s going on in the US – August Advocacy on Appropriations: Child Care Aware of America’s August Newsletter provided an update on the federal budget. As a budget deal was reached, federal funding now needs to be committed by September 30. The House completed its appropriations process last June, voting to provide a $2.4 billion increase for CCDBG, a $1.5 billion increase for Head Start, and $100 million for Preschool Development Grants. As a result, Child Care Aware of America is asking the Senate to meet or exceed the House numbers on appropriations for FY2020. Child Care Aware of America is asking us to join them for this crucial month of advocacy before the Senate resumes on September 9th. To subscribe to Child Care Aware of America’s monthly newsletter click here.

 What’s going on in NJ –

On September 3, 2019 Governor Murphy announced 28 additional school districts that will receive state aid to implement or expand quality early childhood programs in their communities by October 1. This addition means that approximately 1,450 additional children across the State will attend a quality preschool this school year. To read more click here.
 What’s coming up-
What’s coming up-Mark your calendars. The NJAEYC Annual Health in Child Care Conference“Healthy Children Healthy Futures” will be held on Thursday, October 17 and NJAEYC Annual Conferencewill be held on Friday and Saturday October 18 & 19th; both at the Somerset Double Tree in Somerset, NJ. Be sure to register today!

 Something you might like –

Something you might like – In an article by Lilo H. Stainton highlighted in NJ Spotlight on July 30, 2019 reviews the short-term and long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Children who are exposed to multiple adverse experiences are seven times more likely to develop alcoholism as adults, four times more likely to become juvenile offenders, and three times more likely to repeat a grade than children who do not face these traumas. They also have higher incidences of asthma, obesity and cancer as grown-ups and a greater chance of dying prematurely. Some of these adverse experiences include poverty, violence, racism, parental divorce, incarceration or drug abuse. NJ has a strong group of professionals and organizations working to address this important issue facing our children and one key solution is the need for public and private sectors to work together to develop strategies that promote healing and resilience. For a report on ACES click here.To read more click here. To see a clip on trauma click here.
 Quote we’re pondering – 
“Either we spend time meeting children’s emotional needs by filling their cup with love, or we spend time dealing with behaviors caused from their unmet needs. Either way, we spend the time.” ~ Pam Leo, Connecting Through Filling The Love Cup
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team
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2019 NJ HICC Conference Registration

NJAEYC Invites you to:
The 29th Annual Health in Child Care Conference

Healthy Children, Healthy Futures

Click Here To Download Conference Brochure.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where: Somerset DoubleTree, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Conference Schedule:

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast, Networking and Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Welcome and keynote Presentation
9:30 am – 9:45 am: Shared Resources Demonstration
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Session 1
11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Session 2
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Session 3

Conference Rates:
NJAEYC Member Rate – $75.00
Non-Member Rate – $105.00

Rates include breakfast, lunch, and all workshops and materials.

For more information contact mail@njaeyc.org.

Online Registration:

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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-August 2019

Hi All!
Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet-Point Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUEjust click on it for more details

 

  What’s going on in the US – 
NAEYC sent out a recent update on happenings in Congress, child care and the budget caps. The Congress is working to come to an agreement that raises the debt ceiling and the budget caps. NAEYC reminds all that their team is focused on making sure the caps are lifted so that CCDBG and other key programs receive needed funding increases. NAEYC encourages all to continue to advocate with your legislatures. To read more about other states advocacy click here.

 What’s going on in NJ –

Good News! On June 30, 2019 Governor Murphy signed the 2020 budget that included $9 million in increased child care funds. The budget also includes $68 million to expand preschool to additional districts, support existing preschool programs and assist in wraparound services and $9 million for state and local census outreach. We thank Governor Murphy for his support for these programs that impact New Jersey’s children and families. To read more click here.
 What’s coming up-
On July 18, 2019, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) convened a preschool expansion advisory group to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share information relevant to the NJ Preschool Expansion initiative. Applications for the next phase of the NJ Preschool Expansion are due August 1, 2019. To read more click here.

 Something you might like –

Parents and early childhood professionals want what is best for children. Family engagement is an important process that brings together parents, other family members, children and early childhood professionals to work together in partnership of children’s learning, healthy development, and well-being. Early childhood programs are encouraged to embed family engagement activities in their curriculum to create opportunities to engage families. To read more click here.
 Quote we’re pondering – 
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team
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2019 NJAEYC Annual Conference

Join us for the 2019 Annual Conference!

Click here to download brochure

Please join the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children – NJAEYC for the Annual State Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Atrium Dr., Somerset, NJ on October 18-19, 2019

For additional information contact Helen Muscato, Conference Coordinator at   (732)329-0033 or online at mail@njaeyc.org

Please download the conference brochure for workshops and conference details.

Register before September 15, 2019 and receive our Early Bird Rate!

Schedule Overview:

Friday, October 18
7:30 am – 8:30 am      Breakfast/Exhibits/Registration
8:30 am – 8:45 am      Welcome
8:45 am – 10:00 am    Keynote Presentation
10:00 am – 11:00 am   Author Signing/Exhibits
11:00 am – 1:00 pm     AM Sessions
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Lunch(Included)
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm      PM Sessions
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm      Screening of No Small Matter (VIP Members Only Event)

Saturday, October 19
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Early Bird Session
7:30 am – 8:30 am     Breakfast/Exhibits/Registration
8:30 am – 8:45 am     Welcome
8:45 am – 10:00 am   Keynote Presentation
10:00 am – 11:00 am  Author Signing/Exhibits
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    AM Sessions
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch(Included)
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm     PM Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm     Closing Keynote

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Step 1: Submit Registration

Attending Friday, Saturday or both?

Fee includes breakfast & lunch

Friday Sessions

FRIDAY AM SESSION

(11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

FRIDAY PM SESSION

(2:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Saturday Sessions

SATURDAY AM SESSIONS
(11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

SATURDAY PM SESSIONS
(2:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

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2) Attendees only: Then select the payment option below. Presenters: No payment is due.
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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-July 2019

Hi All!
Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet-Point Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUEjust click on it for more details

 

  What’s going on in the US – 
In FY2018 and FY 2019, New Jersey received annual increases in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) discretionary funding. These funds have helped New Jersey to increase subsidy rates, provide support to child care providers to comply with CCDBG health and safety requirements, offer incentives to expand the number of available openings for infants and toddlers, and provide more quality programs available for infants and toddlers. Although this funding was significant for New Jersey these funds have been insufficient to raise the child care subsidy rates high enough to fully support the costs of operating high quality programs particularly for our population of infants and toddlers. With the cost of child care a struggle for many families it is important that the CCDBG funding be increased allowing more families to be eligible for child care assistance. To read more click here:
Every Child Matters states that they are making children a national priority. Their team is urging policymakers to support the needed investments that will assist America’s families and children. Working families need solutions to minimize the strains faced each day. Most are faced with very hard decisions when trying to work and have a family. Our families need paid sick leave and family medical leave, affordable child care, and fair wages to allow them the security and flexibility needed to build careers and adequately support their families. Working parents need the ability to find safe, secure and developmentally appropriate settings for their children. Every Child Matters states that unfortunately due to the skyrocketing costs of child care quality care is out of reach for many families. Every Child Matters supports high quality care for all families and fair wages for child care workers. To read more  click here: 

 What’s going on in NJ –

Good News in New Jersey! We are pleased to inform you that the proposed New Jersey budget allocates $9 million for accurate census count and includes funding for the formation of the statewide Complete Count Commission. This funding is needed to ensure that every child in New Jersey is counted in 2020. We thank many legislative members, including Senator Nilsa-Cruz Perez, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, and Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, who sponsored this budget resolution of $9 million for Census outreach through the Complete Count Commission. To read more Click here:
 What’s coming up-
NJAEYCis looking to select four guest bloggers for the 2019-2020 school year!  We are excited to launch our NJAEYC Blog and are looking for writers who are passionate and committed to this vision.  We will be looking for writers who are able to contribute in the following areas: -Current issues and topics in the national and statewide ECE scene  – Advocacy -Classroom Activities -Making and Tinkering -Assessment and Observation  – Equity and Diversity -NJ Shared Resources – Quality -Outdoor Play.   If you are interested please contact SharedResourcesNJ@gmail.com by July 29th.

 Something you might like –

In the article “Understanding the True Cost of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers”, by Simon Workman and Steven Jessen Howard posted on 11/15/18. This article focuses on the struggle that families have to afford the cost of child care and that these costs in many cases do not provide high quality care or adequate wages for child care providers. The high cost of child care along with the quality concerns and low wages for child care providers causes many concerns for families as well as policymakers. In an attempt to look at the factors causing these issues this report uses data from the “Center for American Progress”, “Where Does Your Child Care Dollar Go?” tool and a new analysis that estimates the cost of child care specifically related to infant and toddler care. To read more Click here:
 Quote we’re pondering – 
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team

 

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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-June 2019

Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet-Point Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUEjust click on it for more details

 

  What’s going on in the US – 
The 2020 Census is coming up in March to April, 2020. The Constitution requires every person in the United States be counted. The federal government uses this data to allocate over $800 billion a year in funds. Some of these programs use census data to distribute funding that serve children, including child care subsidy programs. In 2010, 1 in 5 children were missed in the census data. The Count All Kids Committee was created to assist the Census Bureau to ensure that every person be counted including our children. To read more click here: https://countallkids.org/what-will-happen-in-2020/

 What’s going on in NJ –

Strolling Thunder was held on May 30th sponsored by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ). Nearly 150 babies, their families and advocates gathered in front of the State House Annex in Trenton to rally for our most vulnerable residents and brought attention to what our youngest children need to thrive. NJAEYC was excited to have the opportunity to partner with ACNJ and Lakeshore Learning. A simulated toddler classroom was set up highlighting to all what a quality classroom should look like. During the press conference, ACNJ delivered a petition to governor Murphy and legislators to take immediate action to increase state child care subsidy payments as a result of the increase in the minimum wage set to rise to $10.00 an hour on July 1st. To read more click here:
https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/06/workers-deserved-a-raise-but-murphys-not-doing-the-full-job-endangering-the-most-vulnerable-editorial.html
 What’s coming up-
On June 6, 2019 Governor Murphy visited North Brunswick school district to highlight his administration’s commitment to funding pre-K through 12 in his proposed budget which includes focus on investing in our youngest learners. The governor also announced the creation of the Division of Early Childhood within the Department of Education which elevates the importance of early childhood education to his administration. Cary Booker was named as the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Early Childhood. To read more click here:

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190606a.shtml

 Something you might like –

In continuing the thought provoking discussion following Dr. Michael Hannon’s keynote address at the NJAEYC’s Leadership Institute Conference, A Day of Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, May 10, 2019, here is an article by Susan Friedman. The article, “Developing Empathy to Build Warm, Inclusive Classrooms”, presents valuable tips for early childhood educators to develop a warm, inviting and inclusive classroom. Click here to read the article:

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/apr2019/developing-empathy-inclusive-classrooms
 Quote we’re pondering – 

 “Diversity and Inclusion are the outcomes of advocacy.” Dr. Michael Hannon, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Leadership, Montclair University, Keynote Speaker at NJAEYC’s Leadership Institute Conference, A Day of Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, May 10, 2019.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!
 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team
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NJ Shared Resources Subscription

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Please email sharedresourcesnj@gmail.com with any questions.

This subscription to NJ Shared Resources includes:

  • 1 year membership to NJ Shared Resources, Early Childhood Jobs NJ, and all other benefits and resources on the NJ Shared Resources web portal.

This membership can be renewed yearly and you will be contacted 45 days prior to expiration for renewal options.

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2019 NJAEYC Annual Conference Exhibitor’s Contract

Click here to download Exhibitor’s Contract

The 2019 NJAEYC Annual Conference is scheduled for October 18-19 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. We are staying in 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 and a door prize if possible.

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! You can also register and pay online at www.njaeyc.org . Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-April 2019

Hi All!
Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet-Point Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.
Anything that is BLUEjust click on it for more details

 

  What’s going on in the US – 

 What’s going on in NJ –

NJ S3330, a bill which would permit the use of public schools and school district property for certain child care services for children younger than school age, passed the Senate by a vote of 24-8.  For a deeper dive on the bill, read an article or  follow the Bill.
 What’s coming up-
The Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) will sponsor Strolling Thunder New Jersey, on May 30th. ACNJ invites babies and their families and advocates joining them in Trenton for a stroll in front of the State House Annex to urge Governor Murphy and the Legislature that makes babies a higher state priority. To register for the event, click here.
Also, we are holding a Leadership Institute:  A Day of Advocacy, Diversity, and Inclusion on May 10th.  For more info click here.

 Something you might like –

Click here for a brief video about latest information about The Power to Profession initiative.  Read the draft, review the additional resources, share with your colleagues, and complete the  online survey.

 Quote we’re pondering – 

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Rita Pierson (from TED Talks Every Kid Needs a Champion)

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team
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NJAEYC Board Nomination Packet

NJAEYC has leadership opportunities available now.
If you are interested in a position on the Board of NJAEYC or know someone who might be please see the attached Nomination Packet.  If you are interested in serving on one of our many committees please reach out to:
Helen Muscato: mail@njaeyc.org

Board Member Positions Available for 2019:

-President Elect
-Vice President of Membership
-Vice President of Marketing/Social Media
Forms to Submit:
 
1. Nomination Application
2. Current Resume
3. Two Letters of Recommendation
Your completed application and all documentation should be emailed no later than March, 25 2019 to: njaeycgovernance@gmail.com
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