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