Archive for July, 2009

Effective Management Training LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS MONDAY!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Effective Management Training

Register by August 3rd, 2009! Registrations must be received by August 3rd, 2009!  FAX info – payment can be received later.

Training is August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2009

Once again NJSACC is bringing the National Institute on Out-of-School Time from Wellesley, MA to New Jersey.

Funding in part provided by New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds awarded to the New Jersey Department of Education.

When: Tuesday 8/11th, Wednesday 8/12th, & Thursday 8/13th

Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield,
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Public Transit: 5 minute walk from Westfield, NJ Transit stop on Raritan Valley line.

Cost: $175 which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials

Hotel Info:
Hotel fees are NOT included in registration fee.

Westfield, NJ Info:

Who should attend?

• New to the field Directors
• Experienced Directors
• Afterschool Coordinators
• 21st CCLC Project Directors
• Evaluators of afterschool programs


This training will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, evaluation and outcomes, workplace issues, strategies for recruitment and retention, staff development and training, ideas for building a family-responsive program, building a “learning organization,” leadership and management styles, and working collaboratively with schools and communities.

About the presenters:

The presenters for this session work with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST ). For more than two decades, NIOST has been the national leader in providing highly interactive, research based training for directors and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality afterschool programs for children and youth.

Ellen Clippinger, MS Ed :

is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYS, Inc., a not-for-profit youth-serving agency operating over 50 programs in a four-county area in the Indianapolis community. Ellen has been instrumental in piloting various types of programs to meet the needs of working parents-early childhood programs housed in school settings, wrap-around kindergarten programs within the school, as well as winter and spring breaks and summer camps. A summer camp devoted to arts education with a culminating final performance by the children and youth from the camp is now in its fifth season.

Molly McNally-Dunn:

has been an advocate for the school-age child for thirty years. This passion began professionally as an elementary teacher in Massachusetts and in New York. She then journeyed to early childhood care and education as a nutrition consultant to family child care providers and a teacher for pre-licensing of family child care homes in Colorado. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and currently administers fourteen school-based school-age care programs for Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado

Presented in partnership with NJSACC

Please call NJSACC at 908-789-0259 with any questions. Registration form below.

Effective Management for Afterschool

Registration Form

Participants must attend each day: Tue/Wed/Thu 8/11-8/13/09

Name: _________________________________________________________
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Address: ___________________________________________(#)
Phone (Home): ________________________________ (Work): _______________

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Program Name:__________________________________________________________

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Registration Information:
• Registration is limited
• Registrations must be received by August 3rd, 2009.
• Cancellations must be made by August 3rd, 2009.
• No refunds will be given after August 13th, 2009 however, substitutions may be made at any time.

FAX Complete the registration form and fax it to our secure fax line at
908 -789-4237.
MAIL Complete the registration form and mail it to:
NJSACC, 231 North Avenue West #363, Westfield, NJ 07090
Enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount, made payable to NJSACC.
We also accept purchase orders.


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


Unlocking the Mystery of Inclusion…
Using the Pyramid Approach
to meet the
individual needs of all children

sponsored by the

Southern Regional Child Care Resource Center/EIRC

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Time:  8:30am – 1:00pm

Where:  EIRC
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080

Our Keynote Speaker
Marilyn Dunning is an Early Childhood Special Educator with 30 years experience working with young children between the ages of birth and six years.  She has taught self-contained preschool classes and groups of typically developing children mixed with children with disabilities.  She recently retired from her position as Personnel Coordinator for the New Jersey Early Intervention System overseeing the training and technical assistance of practitioners providing services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.

8:30 – 9:00am    Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00am    Keynote Address…
Marilyn Dunning, M.A.
Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
“Climb the Steps to the Top”

The mystery of including young children with special needs in child care programs seems easier when you know what steps to take and how to think about best practices.  Combining good early childhood practices with an open attitude gets you going, keeps you focused and moving to address the needs of children with special challenges.

10:00 – 11:00 am    The Pyramid Approach…
Denise Bouyer, Director,
NJ Inclusive Child Care Project, SPAN

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for
Early Learning (CSEFEL)has developed training and technical assistance materials that reflect evidence-based practices for promoting children’s social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors.  Please join us in this session to see how this approach can benefit your program.

11:30 – 1:00pm    Breakout Sessions by Age Group

1:00 pm        Lunch and Optional Virtual Tour of                 the Learning Resource Center
Learn about all of the terrific resources and programs offered in LRC for only a $3 annual membership

Breakout Session #1

We All Learn Together: Including Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
Marge Eastlack, Infant/Toddler Specialist, NJ First Steps, SRCCRC/EIRC

In this interactive session, participants will explore their attitudes about inclusion for infants and toddlers and explore ways to make the process more comfortable for caregivers, children and their families.  Strategies for managing difficult behavior will also be discussed.

Breakout Session #2

Building Inclusive Preschool Classrooms
Trish Doebler, M.S., Early Childhood Special Education Consultant, NJ Dept. of Education/Office of Special Education Programs, EIRC/LRC-South

Participants in this session will learn effective and practical strategies that address the needs of preschoolers with disabilities, that can be ‘built’ into the framework of the daily routines and activities in child care programs in both home and community settings.  Adaptations and modifications that address the individual needs of all children, including those with disabilities, will be discussed.

Breakout Session #3

Successful School Age Programs for All
Sandy Sheard, Consultant, M.A. Inclusion Specialist,
and Consulting, LLC

Plan for success in your SACC program this year by applying the principles of the CSEFEL Pyramid to everyday routines, activities and relationships.  Discover and share ideas for smooth routines that provide a positive environment, games and activities that build positive relationships between children and adults, and supports for children who need additional help.



Center Name _________________________________

Address _____________________________________

Town ___________________________      Zip _______

Phone _________________    email _________________

Participants Names            Position

______________________         ________________

________________________    ________________

________________________     ________________

Breakout Session Requested…
#1____ Infant/Toddler     #2____ Preschool       #3____School Age


Send Registration to:   Jane Sharp
fax: 856-582-4714

RESPOND BY:  Friday, August 21, 2009

900 Hollydell Court, Sewell, NJ 08080


For directions on how to get to EIRC, please go to and click on Directions to EIRC.

Neighborhood Factors Influence Youth Participation in Programs

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Neighborhood Factors Influence Youth Participation in Programs

A new Child Trends brief finds that youth who have not participated in out-of-school time programs are significantly more likely than are their participating peers to live in an unsupportive neighborhood; to spend more than two hours a day watching TV or playing video games; and to have parents who are in poor health, who don’t exercise, and who have less than a high school education.


2009 National Indicators of Child Well-Being

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

2009 National Indicators of Child Well-Being

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics recently released their annual report, America’s Children:

Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009 CLICK  HERE FOR LINK , which offers updated information on the welfare of children and families in the United States. This year’s report includes a special feature on children with special health care needs, in addition to information on demographics, family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.

Interesting…walk a mile in my shoes

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


Though a society that permits homelessness and poverty may be deemed to be giving negative care, some organizations are trying to use that very hopeless nature of the lifestyle to open the eyes to future activists.  The Mustard Seed Street Ministry in Calgary , Alberta, Canada has created a summer program for 13-17 year olds to walk a mile in the shoes of the homeless, assigning the ‘democrew” to go pick up garbage from bins and try to make enough money for a meal.
The forty teens are given Tshirts, gloves and garbage bags but are not told where they are likely to find bottles or other recyclables.  15 year old Paul Numrich of Red Deer after the experience said he did get lots of looks of contempt from passersby as he and his colleagues went through dumpsters or asked passing motorists or restaurant operators for used milk jugs.
The group was urged on by organizer Byron Bradley who is hoping the experience finding and cashing in the bottles helps these young people understand the dilemmas of those marginalized in our society.
The group earned $30 for two hours work, or about $3.33 each and they had to buy lunch with it that day.  Some of the participants plan to now enter careers in outreach work and some even plan foreign missions.