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:

Step 1: Submit Registration

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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

Register Online

Step 1: Submit Registration

Attending Friday, Saturday or both?

Fee includes breakfast & lunch

Friday Sessions


(11:00 am - 1:00 pm)


(2:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

Saturday Sessions

(11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

(2:15 pm - 4:15 pm)


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1) Click "Submit" to send your registration form.
2) Attendees only: Then select the payment option below. Presenters: No payment is due.
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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-February 2019

5 Bullet-Point Friday
 February 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 – 
As childcare funding is a huge bi-partisan topic in Washington, here are two resources to help understand some of the key elements in the discussion.
  What’s going on in NJ –

The Advocacy Changes Things Team (ACT) has gone live.  Last month, we welcomed new state legislators and introduced ourselves in hopes to educate and partner around Early Childhood Education initiatives (see below for more details about ACT Team).

We have 25 out of 40 districts and are still looking for people to help us out in Districts 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 20, 21, 26, 29, 30, 33, 35, 38, & 40).  Clink here for a link that connects districts to NJ Counties and Towns.
Contact us at njaeycadvocacy@gmail.com if interested.
 What’s coming up-
The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) currently has scholarship funds available to support individuals employed by centers that participate in the state’s Child Care Subsidy Program.
If you have questions or need help accessing the scholarship, please call the NJ Workforce Registry at 1-877-522-1050 or email NJWorkforceRegistry@pcgus.com
Please share this information with others that might not know these funds are available.

 Something you might like –

Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment is a five-part video series that explores how childhood trauma can impact a person for decades to come. The series delves into how Newark is trying to become a trauma-informed city by 2020.

 Quote we’re pondering – 

The A.C.T. Team is a collection of NJAEYC members from each NJ legislative district who have committed to communicating with our legislators when Early Childhood Education (ECE) issues are either being voted on or are getting ready to be voted on.
The general idea is that we will send you a short non-partisan blurb from NJAEYC for you to personalize and forward by phone, email, or letter to the legislator in the district you live.  Sometimes it will be a thank you, sometimes it will be educational, sometimes it will be asking them to support something.
Legislators prefer to hear directly from people who vote for them, not just from state wide leaders of organizations like NJAEYC.  Our hope is that this type of semi-regular contact will help our overall relationship at the state level.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
NJAEYC Public Policy Team

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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