NJAEYC Public Policy 5 Bullet Friday- May 2018

 

 

5 Bullet Friday-
May 2018

 

 

Hi All!

Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.

Anything that is BLUE, just click on it for more details

What’s going on in the US –

State of Preschool 2017 is a report from NIEER that includes trend data from 2002, when they first started tracking state pre-K, to 2017 + special section on state policies supporting young dual language learners.

Here’s the link for NJ report

What’s going on in NJ –

Each year, NJAEYC encourages its members, leading up to and on Election Day, to encourage community members to get registered, get involved, and vote for the candidate of their choice.
Recently in NJ, legislation was signed to expand voter registration and protect voting rights.

What’s coming up-

We’ve collected a diverse panel to have conversation on May 10th to help us to have better answers (and better questions) as to what this means for private providers going forward in NJ.

Something you might like –

Bill Track 50 is a website where you can easily track a legislator or a specific bill.  You can use the search box to enter terms contained in bills (make sure you put quotes around phrases).   You can click on any bill number and you’ll be taken to that bill’s page. Notice the tabs across the top showing all the available information.  Click on any bill sponsor’s name to get info about that legislator.
Review this Getting Started Post or this new user tutorial video for more basic tips

Quote we’re pondering –

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” -Rabbi Hillel

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

 NJAEYC Public Policy Team

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Annual Meeting and Panel Presentation

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May 10, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Hilton Hotel, East Rutherford

Please join us at the NJAEYC Annual Meeting and Panel Presentation

What’s Next for Private Childcare Centers in New Jersey’s Push for Public Pre-K?

Governor Murphy recently released his first budget and proposed an $83 million increase in preschool funding – $25 million to continue the expansion funded from last year and another $58 million to expand preschool to 3 and 4-year-old children in more communities. It is the first step in a four-year phase-in to fully fund preschool expansion.

We’ve collected a diverse panel to have conversation with to help us to have better answers (and better questions) as to what this means for private providers going forward. Panelists include: Ellen Frede, PhD Senior Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research; Ruth Piatt – Director, Little Lamb Preschool-Keener Kids, Inc.; Maryanne Preztunik – Pre-K Our Way; Cynthia C. Rice, Esq, Senior Policy Analyst, Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

Come prepared with questions for our panel or submit them ahead of time to publicpolicy@njaeyc.org.

This presentation will follow the introduction of the new slate of Board officers for 2018-2019. If you are interested in serving on the NJAEYC Board please go to www.njaeyc.org for more information.

Free for members! *** (As space is limited, include a $10.00 check with registration; your check will be returned when you sign in at the hotel.) $25.00 fee for non-members. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

All members in attendance will be entered in a drawing for a free registration and overnight hotel stay to NJAEYC’s annual conference in Somerset, October 2018!

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The 5 Keys to Literacy

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NJAEYC & Lakeshore Invite you to:

A FREE EVENT FOR NJAEYC MEMBERS

Tuesday April 24, 2018

5 Keys to Literacy
Yvette Richard

Lakeshore Learning Store
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Come have fun, earn professional development hours, enjoy a scavenger hunt and win prizes!

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Registration: 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Presentation: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Registration by email at mail@njaeyc.org for confirmation of registration and mention Lakeshore event!

 

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Northwest Chapter MOYC Mini-Grant Application

Northwest Chapter of NJAEYC invites you to apply for a

Mini-Grant to help fund your:

2018 Month of the Young Child Event

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Northwest is offering a Month of the Young Child grant to encourage NJAEYC members to organize activities for MOYC. This year we are sponsoring a “TV Turn Off Night” at your center. The evening should provide parents and children hands on activities that they can also do at home as an alternative to watching TV. The grant may not be used for regular operating expenses.

Mini-grants for this event (up to $200 per center), will be awarded to selected NJAEYC members for their “TV Turn Off Night” celebration planned between April 16, 2018 and April 30, 2018.

Please submit your detailed application and event flyer by April 20, 2018 for consideration.

Non-members may become NAYEC members to apply for this grant by going to www.naeyc.org/membership.

 

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NJAEYC Public Policy 5 Bullet Friday- April 2018

 

 

5 Bullet Friday-
April 2018

 

 

 

Hi All!

Here is our monthly dose of “5-Bullet Friday,” a list of NJAEYC public policy stuff we think you might be interested in.

Anything that is BLUE, just click on it for more details

What’s going on in the US –

Power to the Profession Task Force

Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to unify the early childhood education profession birth through age 8 by working with national and state organizations—and most importantly, with you—to establish a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards and compensation.

Thirteen of us went to Washington DC for a Public Policy Forum to support Power to the Profession and a few other items.  You can access the recap here.

What’s going on in NJ –

Gov. Murphy Proposes Significant Funding for Pre-K Expansion

Although additional details will be available in the coming days, the $83 million proposed in the governor’s first budget provides $50 million in new funding for pre-k expansion for more communities.

Click here to hear the part of his address where he talks about his plan for early education

Anyone interested in a conversation to see if your center is eligible or how to become eligible for these funds?

What’s coming up-

Strolling Thunder

On May 21, 2018, ACNJ will hold an event entitled Strolling Thunder NJ, at the State Capitol in Trenton to bring attention to issues affecting infants, toddlers and their families.

Something you might like –

Aerogarden

This might be something fun in your home, office, classroom to make an easy indoor garden for herbs, flowers, tomatoes, or whatever.

Quote we’re pondering –

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children . . . to leave the world a bit better . . . to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson”

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

 NJAEYC Public Policy Team

 

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New Jersey Health in Child Care Conference Exhibitor Registration

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We would like to invite you to be a conference exhibitor at the annual New Jersey Health In Child Care Conference. This year’s conference, Supporting the Health of New Jersey’s Children will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Meadowlands Hilton Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

This full day conference attracts many child care providers, early childhood educators, health care professionals and other professionals throughout New Jersey.

Cost for a conference exhibitor is $150.00. If you are unable to purchase an exhibit table but wish to contribute financially to the increased well-being of New Jersey’s children, it would be very much appreciated. Donations are tax deductible and will be recognized at the conference.

Forms and payments received by April 27, 2018 will be listed in the conference packets. Payments and registration can also be made online at www.njaeyc.org

We are asking our exhibitors to arrive early and be prepared no later than 7:30 AM. The schedule is as follows:

7:45 am – 9:00 am – Attendee registration and Exhibit time
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Welcome
9:15 am – 10:45 am – Keynote Address
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – AM Workshops
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Luncheon and Exhibits
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – PM Workshops

We look forward to your participation and support for this conference. Please contact me at 732-329-0033 or mail@njaeyc.org for any additional information.

 

Registration Options:

  1. Online Registration: Register online using form below; then follow link to PayPal (you may pay by PayPal or credit card)
  2. Download & Mail Registration and Payment: Download flyer by clicking the image above; fill out form & mail with payment to:
    NJAEYC-HICC, P.O. BOX 24, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Register & Pay Online Now:

Step 1: Fill Out & Submit Registration Form

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MOYC Mini-Grant Application

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Mid-State Chapter of NJAEYC invites you to apply for a Mini-Grant to help fund your:

2018 Month of the Young Child Event.

Mid State is offering a Month of the Young Child grant to encourage NJAEYC members to organize activities for MOYC.
The event should promote awareness of young children, their families, and the early childhood programs that serve them. This money should not be used for regular operating expenses.
Mini-Grants will be awarded to selected NJAEYC members for their celebration planned for Month of the Young Child during April 2018. Non-members may become members to apply for this grant by going to www.naeyc.org/membership.
Please submit your detailed application and event flyer by April 6, 2018 for consideration.
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Promoting Language and Literacy

Please join us for a Professional Development Workshop! 

Ocean Chapter NJAEYC Presents:

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Promoting Language and Literacy: A Focus on Dual Language Learners

Presenter: Michelle Keenan, M Ed.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, Toms River: Green Room
Professional Development Certificate will be provided (2hours)

For additional information:
Please contact us at ocean@njaeyc.org
or call Valerie Frost-Lewis at 732-929-2500

Registration Fees:

  1. New Member SPECIAL: New members qualify for the first workshop for free. You must include new membership confirmation with registration. Visit naeyc.org/membership between February- April 2018 to join.
  2. Current Member: $10
  3. Non-Member: $30

Registration Deadline:

April 25 – Space is limited – Register Now!

Registration Options:

  1. Online Registration: Register online using form below; then follow link to PayPal (you may pay by PayPal or credit card)
  2. Download & Mail Registration and Payment: Download flyer by clicking the image above; fill out form & mail with payment to:
    NJAEYC, C/O Valerie Frost-Lewis, 1571 Partridge Street, Toms River,NJ 08753

Register & Pay Online Now:

Step 1: Fill Out & Submit Registration Form

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2018 Ocean County Children’s Festival

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

Location: 

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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
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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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Location: 
ECYC
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!
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