2019

Ocean Chapter NJAEYC 2019 Winter Conference

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Westminster Nursery School 1070 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: $20 NJAEYC members, $40 non-members Register by 1/25/19 at NJAEYC.org/events or by mail

Come join us as we kick off the New Year with a morning of fun & learning that will help you learn how to 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. Resource tables will provide a wide variety of helpful information. The conference will include snacks, door prizes and a brief membership meeting – don’t miss this chance to learn while you network with your colleagues.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30 am –   Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 8:45 am –    Opening Address and Membership Meeting
8:45 – 9:45 am –    Session A
9:45 – 10:45 am –  Session B
10:45 – 11:45 am – Demonstration and Resource Tables, Snack
11:45 – 12:45 pm – Session C
12:45 – 1:00  pm – Closing Address and Door Prizes

Certificates for up to 4 professional development hours will be provided.

Grow NJ Kids programs please note:
Some workshops may help you meet GNJK training requirements. You will see the GNJK standard number listed after appropriate workshops. Please check with your director regarding your professional development plan.

Ocean Chapter NJAEYC Early Childhood Winter Conference workshops:
Session A 8:45-9:45
Come and Get it: Food Allergies & Special Diets (GNJK 4.3.5)
Judi Connor, Nurse Health Consultant, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium:

Using Multiple Intelligences to Help Children Learn (GNJK 4.4.1 /4.4.4)
Nicole Pratt, Senior Professional Development Trainer, SPAN

Raising the Bar for Quality: ECERS Tips
Jennifer Riche & Christine Boufford, Technical Assistance Specialists, PCNJ

The Wellness Workshop – Good Nutrition, Exercise and Stress Management Can Help YOU Stay Healthy!
Ocean County Health Department and WIC Program

Session B 9:45-10:45
Helping Families Help Children Make Healthy Food Choices
Judi Connor, Nurse Health Consultant, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium:

Positive Behavior Supports and Strategies in the Classroom (GNJK 4.4.1 /4.4.4)
Nicole Pratt, Senior Professional Development Trainer, SPAN

Raising the Bar for Quality: ITERS Tips
Jennifer Riche & Christine Boufford, Technical Assistance Specialists, PCNJ

The Walls Belong to Children: Rethinking Classroom Displays
Lisa Lockwood, GROW NJ Kids QIS, CHS of NJ

Session C 11:45-12:45
The Power of Routines: Making Connections with Infants and Toddlers All Day Long (GNJK 4.4.4)
Jeanette Alcantara, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, PCNJ

Preparing for Emergencies at School and at Home
Scott Murphy, Ocean Township Police Department

Advocacy 101: What Every Child Care Provider Needs to Know
Hannah Korn-Heilner, Outreach Coordinator, Advocates for Children of NJ

It’s All About You: Promoting Great Teacher Child Interactions (GNJK 4.4.4)
Ellen Reilly, Curriculum Administrator, Westminster Nursery School

Resource Tables:

ACNJ
CCYC
NJAEYC
PCNJ
SPAN
Judi Connor, Nurse Health Consultant, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium Health Dept./WIC

 

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NJAEYC Public Policy 5-Bullet-Point Friday-January 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 – 
Early education is one of the few issues with bipartisan support. Congress last year nearly doubled the amount of Child Care and Development Block Grant(CCDBG) funding, while also boosting appropriations for Head Start and sustaining the Preschool Development Grant program.
At last year’s Public Policy Forum, we were able to be part of this conversation!
Interesting in going to this year’s Public Policy Forum?
It’s in Washington, DC – Sunday February 24-Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
Registration ends January 25th.
If interested, please email us at njaeycadvocacy@gmail.com
  What’s going on in NJ –
NJAEYC is excited to be working with Zero to Three to advocate for affordable, accessible and high quality care for New Jersey’s infants and toddlers.  This spring we will be bringing our concerns about Infant and Toddler quality and the needs of our infant/toddler professionals to Trenton to meet with our State Legislators and we want you to join us!
We are looking for members to come with us to present their stories.  We need infant and toddler teachers, directors and parents. If you or someone you know fits this description and is passionate about bringing change to their field, sign up to join us.
Worried about what you would say?  We have you covered. Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) will partner with us to hold an advocacy meeting in January to go over talking points!  Email us at njaeycadvocacy@gmail.com for an invite to the meeting…. dinner will be served!
 
Start the New Year off right and be an advocate because advocacy changes things!
  What’s coming up-
In 2019, the NJAEYC Public Policy team is going to be more active than we have been in a few years.  If you are interested helping to plan, organize, communicate, train, facilitate, brainstorm, or whatever else, let us know and jump in.  Here’s some of what we are working on:
  • Send monthly A.C.T. team communications with legislators
  • Public Policy Forum in Washington DC in February
  • Hire Public Policy Intern
  • Work on Think Babies Campaign with State Partners
  • Facilitate Public Policy discussions at NJAEYC Conferences
  • Host Power to the Profession Discussions around NJ
  • Visit Rhode Island’s NAEYC Advocacy Day in May
  • Visit Delaware’s NAEYC Advocacy Day in May
  • Take a Tour of Trenton to plan for a NJAEYC Advocacy Day 2020

 Something you might like –

You could argue that some of the most important changes in the world, such as the end of the slave trade or votes for women, were achieved through advocacy. Knowing how to do it well is crucial for people who want to shape our world for the better. When advocacy works well it can be transformative!
Click here on an interesting article:  Why 2019 is a Critical Year for Child Care.
Click here for seconds:

Effective Advocacy 101:  How to Bring about Change in Five Steps. 

 Quote we’re pondering – 

From last year’s participants at the Public Policy Forum:
  • “Go! It is an incredible experience that you will regret if you miss it.”
  •  “Everyone, from first-time advocates to lobbyists, walks away from this forum with more confidence and expertise.”
  •  “Your voice must be heard and the Forum will give you the tools to do so.”
  •  “You will be amazed at what you will learn in this short period of time. We need you.”
  •  “This experience is transformative! You owe it to yourself to attend.”
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
 
NJAEYC Public Policy Team
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