Archive for June, 2010


Thursday, June 17th, 2010

This year NJSACC:The Network for New Jersey’s  Afterschool Communities , will once again host the NJ Annual Afterschool Conference.

BUILDING CONNECTIONS will  have a focus on the importance of introducing  STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH) into your afterschool programs!

So save the dates , November 12th and 13th, 2010 – once again in Princeton, NJ.

We have some great things planned-so stay tuned to the Afterschool FLASH for more information!

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Tweens Workshop!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Please join us for training in Atlantic City.

Developing activities for Tweens – children ages 8 through 14 – is both rewarding and challenging. Important aspects of doing this successfully include hiring and training appropriate staff, planning multiple week activities with youth making presentations or final products, communicating with parents and keeping them excited about attending. This workshop will be geared to both new and existing programs.

When: Friday June 25, 2010
Where: AtlantiCare Life Center
2500 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Click Here to Register

This training is hosted by Rosalind Norrell-Nance, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Atlantic County, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health

For More information about registration and/or payment please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259, or email Jessica at

Summer Learning Day!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Summer Learning Day is just around the corner. We’re excited about the more than 400 Summer Learning Day events already planned and registered. Register your event by this Friday, June 18 and enter our final drawing for a 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi or a Wii game console with four controllers!

Plan your Summer Learning Day event and advocate for summer’s awesome learning opportunities with providers across the country. Don’t miss out! Remember that your event doesn’t have to take place on June 21 for you to participate; schedule your event when it works best for your program, but be sure to register. Register your event and be automatically entered in the last incentive drawing!

As you countdown to your event, remember to go through the planning checklist to be sure you’ve prepared all the details.

  • Did you call special guests to confirm their attendance?
  • Did you contact your local media outlets with an event advisory?
  • Have you chosen someone to collect news clips from your event, so you can share them with other National Summer Learning members?

Get planning help by checking out the resources at

Questions about Summer Learning Day? Email Susanne Sparks.

Happy Anniversay To Haddonfield Child Care

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Afterschool, school-age child care, Latch Key programs, Extended Day, Extended Learning Opportunities, Summer Learning…these are all labels for afterschool in New Jersey.

Programs are run by churches, community schools, public schools, Police Athletic Leagues, City run, PTAs, Health Agencies,Community  Organizations,  21at CCLC, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s , small owner operated businesses and large national chains..we have it all.

After living in New Jersey for 22 years I have learned that New Jersey does not have a cookie cutter approach to anything!
Each afterschool program NJSACC has  worked with is a reflection of the community it serves.
How great is that!
I am proud to live in a state with such rich and diverse afterschool programs.
Programs that are staffed by individuals who never lose sight of the prize, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES!

New Jersey has  a long history in the professionalism of the field of afterschool.
Founding members of the NJSACC Board were also founding members of the National AfterSchool Association’s Board of Directors.

As you end your academic year, perhaps start your summer program-NJSACC wants you to know that we say thank you to all the staff!

You and those you work with  are the makers of childhood memories.
Thanks to all of you for building the profession of afterschool ( or whatever you want to call it! My Dad always says, “Call me anything , just not late to dinner!”).
Have a great summer and happy anniversary to Haddonfield Child Care!

Their Board sent this announcement out-I wanted to share it with you all. ( Let us know if your program is celebrating a milestone!)

Diane Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC:  The Network for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

We are happy to mark the


of the founding of



June 15, 1985

HCC was incorporated as a

private, parent-run non-profit corporation,

dedicated to providing

warm, safe and high quality care before and

after school for the children of the Haddonfield schools.

The organization was the result of the hard work of a small group of men and women who saw a need, did the research, reached out to the community, and made a dream into a reality.

Thousands of children from hundreds of families have benefited from their determination and hard work.

Whether you are a parent currently using the program, or one whose child has long ago left its warm and safe environment…

Whether you are a community member who has benefited from having the children of your town well-supervised after school, or a school administrator or faculty member who has reaped the benefit of students who are more engaged in schooldue to their attendance in an afterschool program…

Whether you are the parent of a young person who earned volunteer hours, or found his first paid employmentin the supportive environment of an HCC program…

Or, you are among the many people who have cared enough to support HCC and its mission and goals in a variety of ways ….

I hope you will take a moment today to silently thank those hard-working individuals who founded HCC,for their dedication to the children of our community.

Without their vision, countless children might have been

at risk, physically and emotionally unsafe,

and less engaged in school.

Their parents might not have been able to go to work,

to contribute their talents and skills to the world,

without the knowledge that their children had access to

a safe, positive, caring environment.

Congratulations and thank you to ourFounders,as well as to the past, present, and future members of the

Haddonfield Child Care Board of Trustees.

Aligning the Learning Day: Collaboration Strategies for Principals and Afterschool Program Directors

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Aligning the Learning Day: Collaboration Strategies for Principals and Afterschool Program Directors

This training is open to all schools and afterschool programs statewide and will focus on providing strategies for effective partnerships between after-school programs and school principals; thereby linking the school-day to the afterschool program and increasing student achievement.

Hear from Paul G. Young, Ph. D., President & CEO of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA see and former Executive Director of West Afterschool Program in Lancaster, Ohio.
Paul has extensive experience as a school administrator and previously held positions as an elementary school principal and President of the NAESP (National Elementary and Principals Association ( )Board of Directors.

Come and join principals across the state to develop a plan of action utilizing NAESP’s Leading After-School Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do. This book highlights core characteristics of quality after-school programs:

* Strong Vision, Management and Collaboration

* Sufficient and Quality Staff

* Attention to Health, Safety and Nutrition Issues

* Effective Family and Community Partnerships

* Enriching Learning Opportunities that Complement the School Day

* Links between school-day and after-school staff

* Evaluation of program progress and effectiveness

Participants are requested to attend as a team of 2 or more.

Team should consist of:

* a school building principal

* at least one agency representative, such as an afterschool director/coordinator, board member, parent liaison, community leader

When: Monday, July 12, 2010

Registration and continental breakfast: 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Where: New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association

12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Cost: $25 per person includes lunch and all materials



This project is funded in part with 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 through a cooperative grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.

This training is in collaboration with NJDOE, NAA , NJSACC and NJPSA.