Join the skilled raters from Rutgers’ National Institute of Early Education Research and New Jersey’s GROW NJ Kids, our Quality Rating and Improvement System to observe classroom environments. With a goal to build skills for funder site visits, we will visit Newark’s Ironbound Community Preschool and debrief at The Victoria Foundation. Participants will discuss what to look for at site visits and what to ask for in grant proposals. Further, we will consider how individual ratings contribute to systems-wide change and how measurement and continuous quality improvement underpins the success of New Jersey’s state funded preschool.
Participation in the March 23rd webinar on rating observation is useful but not necessary.
9:30: Convene at Ironbound
9:45: Preschool observation period 1
10:30: Preschool observation period 2
11:15: Coffee and debrief at Victoria Foundation
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/ $35 for Non Member Grantmakers
This program is open to grantmakers only.