NJ Preschool Expansion: Enlarging the House that Abbott Built
New Jersey has made much progress towards a vision to serve all eligible 3 and 4 years olds with state funded preschool. New districts have won funds to launch programs and existing programs have expanded. Meanwhile, the Abbott model for preschool quality celebrates its 21st year.
Come learn about our state’s vision for preschool from Cary Booker and Tonya Coston, Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Early Childhood Education. Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the National Institute for Early Education Research will share the status of preschool in our state today and the work of Ready, Ready, Set, Go, a partnership with the NJ Division of Early Childhood Education, the county child-care resource and referral agencies and the New Jersey Head Start Association to support high quality, inclusive expansion district by district, working with schools and their community partners.
Cary Booker, NJ Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner, Early Childhood Education
Tonya Coston, NJ Department of Education, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Early Childhood Education
Ellen Frede, Co-Director and Research Professor, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University
Beth Gardiner, Early Childhood Education Technical Assistance Specialist, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University
Cynthia Rice, Senior Policy Analyst, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Cecilia Zalkind, Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Moderated by Lenora Green, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy at Educational Testing Service
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/ $35 for NonMember Grantmakers.
This program is only open to grantmakers.
Lunch will be provided.
CNJG sincerely thanks Educational Testing Service for hosting this event.