"New Jersey Cultural Competency and English Language Learners Summer Institute and Mentoring Program" (August 2007-Present)
The New Jersey Child Care Economic Impact Council strives to build support for the child care industry by engaging non-traditional champions for children using economic messages
The Early Childhood Teacher Support Program provides advisement and intensive supports to practitioners in the field of early childhood education. A little guidance can provide teachers with pathways to becoming highly qualified, degreed, and credentialed
Public Policy Taskforces:
The New Jersey Council for Young Children
Professional Impact New Jersey Advisory Board
New Jersey Parent Link Advisory Committee
New Jersey BUILD Team: Building a Comprehensive Early Childhood System
NJ Early Care and Education Coalition
NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention
Publications developed by this Center are:
Coming Soon: The Global Educator: Opening the Learning Borders for a Shared Experience (June 2015)
Cultural and Linguistic Connections: Linking What Matters to Families to What Matters for School Success(November 2011)
This report show the program results of two consecutive years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 of the NJ Cultural Competency and English Language Learners Summer Institute and Mentoring Program funded by the NJ Department of Human Services, Family Strength Associates, Inc. the Schumann Fund of New Jersey, TD Bank, Bank of America and Thomas Edison State University. The report showed how important culture and language is to families and how they can be anchors for child development and school success.
Threads of Cultures: Executive Summary(August 2008)
This report shows the results from the first pilot of the NJ Cultural Competency and English Language Learners Summer Institute and Mentoring Program . The pilot approved that through specialized training and mentoring early childhood teachers could incorporate culture and language into the curriculum which has a direct impact on young children’s self-esteem, identity, and school success.
Benefits for All: The Economic Impact of the New Jersey Child Care Industry Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Out-of-school Time Programs(Executive Summary February 2006)
This report was commission by the New Jersey Child Care Economic Impact Council under the leadership of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State University. The Council hired the Insight Center for Economic Development, Inc. (formerly the National Economic Development and Law Center to conduct study. The study shows that the child care industry is an economic driver for the state producing $2.55 billion in gross receipts while supporting 65,300 full-time jobs. The child care industry is integral to family and economic life by preparing the present and next generations for the workforce.