NJAEYC

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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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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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

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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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Launch of NJSharedResources.org Affords Free Access to 1,200+ Early Childhood Education Resources

NJSharedResourcesResources will support quality child care for practitioners in New Jersey

Manchester, NH – CCA For Social Good®, a division of CCA Global Partners, and The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC), are excited to announce the launch of NJSharedResources.org. NJ Shared Resources, an online knowledge hub, is designed to help manage a child care program more efficiently and effectively and support quality child care. With access to over 1,200 practical resources, including editable templates, checklists, and policies, providers will realize significant time and cost savings, which can be reinvested into improving quality. NJ Shared Resources is available free to members of NJAEYC.

“New Jersey marks the twenty-second state to license an ECE Shared Resources platform managed by CCA For Social Good®,” explained Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good®. “We are thrilled to deliver this valuable resource to thousands of child care providers in New Jersey.”

“NJ Shared Resources will considerably improve the day-to-day operations of our members,” stated Amanda DiScala, President of NJAEYC. “Not only will substantial time savings be realized through the use of the many resources available, but extensive money savings as well.”

The site can be accessed by visiting www.NJSharedResources.org. Interested parties in New Jersey may receive access to the resources by filling out a New Member Request form.

For more information about CCA For Social Good® and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Holt at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about the NJAEYC, please contact Helen Muscato at (732) 239-0033.

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About CCA For Social Good®

CCA For Social Good® is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. CCA For Social Good® provides web-based platforms to help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage their businesses. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good® puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on their missions. To learn more, please visit www.ecesharedresources.com.

About the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the field of early childhood education.

Our primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs through improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education, as well as by improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes, and schools.  The NJAEYC is a statewide association that represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight.

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NJAEYC and CCA for Social Good to develop an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Shared Resources online platform

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Over 2,000 New Jersey Child Care Providers to Receive Free Access to Resources that Support Quality Child Care

Launching in the summer of 2015, NJ Shared Resources will save time, reduce costs, and improve quality for childcare centers and home-based providers. 

Manchester, NH – The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC), and CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, are excited to announce they have entered into an agreement to develop an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Shared Resources online platform, to support the work of early child care and education professionals in New Jersey.

“Over 1,200 tools available on NJ Shared Resources will support child care directors in functions such as program administration, marketing, human resources, training, group purchasing, and more,” stated Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good. “The significant time and money savings realized by using the platform will mean less time tied up in handling paperwork, and more time available to spend in the classroom.”

“NJAEYC is committed to supporting high quality early education in New Jersey, “added Amanda Di Scala, President of NJAEYC. “The ECE-specific templates, forms, policies, and how to guides available on NJ Shared Resources will be a tremendous asset to our members, and will prove to ensure quality care for children in our state.”

The site, www.NJSharedResources.org, will mark the twenty-second ECE Shared Resources platform that CCA For Social Good will have launched by the end of summer 2015. The website will be made free to members of the NJAEYC.

For more information about CCA For Social Good and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Hathaway at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about the NJAEYC, please contact Helen Muscato at (732) 239-0033.

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About CCA For Social Good
CCA For Social Good is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. CCA For Social Good provides web-based platforms to help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage their businesses. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on their missions. To view a sample platform, please visit www.ecesharedresources.com.

About the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) is dedicated to advancing excellence in the field of early childhood education.
Our primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs through improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education, as well as by improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes, and schools. The NJAEYC is a statewide association that represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight.

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