Resources

Stress and Early Brain Development

Early learning handout

Early Literacy pg:2

Differentgiating behaviors

Tips for selecting a day care center brochure


NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards

Purpose and Goals

The New Jersey Birth to Three Early Learning Standards provide a common framework for understanding and communicating developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers. These standards are based on research about what children should know (understand) and do (competencies and skills) in different domains of Learning and development.

Reference

NJ Birth to Three Early Learning Standards (2013)

New Jersey birth to three early learning standards

The New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards

Purpose and Goals

The New Jersey preschool teaching and learning standards function on the premise of preschool outcomes. They provide established expectations for 3 and 4 year olds. These preschool standards:

—  Identifies expected learning outcomes for preschool children by developmental domains

—  Represent what preschool children should know and should be able to do in the context of a quality preschool classroom

—  The preschool standards are not a curriculum, but are the learning targets for a curriculum.

Reference

New Jersey State Department of Education: Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards (2013)

New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards 2014

Quality Rating Improvement System also known as Grow NJ Kids

This rating system is intended to raise child care standard that is provided to children and families in the state of New Jersey. This self-assessment located below provides insight into the rigorous process that day care centers (early childhood programs) must undertake in order to be rated as a 5-star program, which is said to be an indication of a quality early childhood program.

Grow NJ Kids-Self Assessment