Archive for June, 2013

#Summer #Learning Day with the Lakewood #BlueClaws 7/31/13 (free activities book inside)

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

On behalf of the Lakewood BlueClaws, we would like to invite the NJSACC Community Summer Learning and Summer Camps to the following Lakewood BlueClaws Game:

Be sure to mention you are a friend of NJSACC for special ticket rate and the chance for youth to participate in on field activities.

The Lakewood BlueClaws have developed these Summer Learning activities for you to use in Summer Learning programs to learn more about Baseball.

Click on the activities for your grade level below and enjoy:

curriculum grades k-3

curriculum grades 4-6

Job Posting: South Brunswick Community Education Site Coordinator

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

South Brunswick Community Education is looking for a Site Coordinator to run an elementary after school program serving students in grades K-5. The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS in education or a related field, and at least two years experience working with school-age groups, preferably in a leadership role. Candidates with an Associate’s degree and 8+ years of experience in school age care will be considered as well.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills who can run a quality afterschool program serving a diverse population of students and families.

This position offers paid holidays, personal days, and the school district’s benefits package.


  1. Oversee program activities and staff, including meeting regularly with staff individually and in teams to develop quality programming meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  2. Work with all children in various settings – set up positive behavior expectations, use appropriate strategies to handle student concerns, collaborate with School Age Care Manager and building staff/administration to meet all students’ needs
  3. Build positive relationships with parents/guardians by communicating with families on a regular basis and creating family events
  4. Follow Community Education policies and procedures; assure staff does likewise
  5. Meet regularly with School Age Care Manager
  6. Attend in-service and orientations
  7. Other duties as assigned

Reports to: School Age Care Manager

Hours: 2:15- 6:15 PM Monday through Friday, plus meetings and staff development (10 month position)

Salary: $15,995 stipend

Interested applicants should apply online through the South Brunswick School District Human Resources Department at: or e-mail Sheila Barry, School Age Care Manager, at:

Afterschool Programs in NJ Helping Prepare Students for the Common Core

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Sarah Cruz, NJSACC’s Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities, has been featured on Afterschool Snack, an Afterschool Alliance resource that includes blog entries pertaining to quality afterschool and summer learning programs. Below is Sarah’s piece for the Afterschool Snack:

Afterschool programs in NJ helping prepare students for the Common Core

We know that many afterschool programs engage youth in great hands-on experiences from arts and crafts and basketball to chess and step teams. What we need to know and promote to our colleagues and communities, policy makers and parents is how high-quality afterschool activities can support learning that takes place during the school day.

In New Jersey, we learned how this is possible from our pilot Supporting Student Success (s3). Funded by Charles S. Mott Foundation—in partnership with the National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of Chief State School Officers, and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices—we learned that afterschool programs can align and support school day learning when program leadership is intentional about the activities, experiences and interactions youth have while attending afterschool programs.

While New Jersey is clearly making bold moves to improve public education, significant budget cuts have forced school districts to seek ways to do more with less. Increasingly, school districts are looking at the out-of-school-time hours to meet their goals in a cost-effective way. . .

Click here to read the rest of this informative article.

Rediscover History with Fun & Educational Programs at Winakung at Waterloo Inc.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Visit Winakung at Waterloo, Inc. on the web for details and updates at:


Summer Camps, Schools, Scouts, Groups

Summer & Year Round Programs are available now at Waterloo Village or at your location.

Winakung- The Lenape Village Program 

Visitors of all ages experience hands on activities led by our educators in period dress at our unique re-created Lenape Village. Enjoy entering a wigwam, pounding corn, using a fire starter, and lots of other games, crafts, storytelling, and more!

Waterloo Village Canal Town Program

Visitors go back in time to the real village of Waterloo to get an in-depth look at NJ’s 19th century history. See a real Blacksmith at work. Visit the working Gristmill. At the General Store, search for items on a 19th century shopping list. See what family life was like once upon a time at the Rutan cabin. All programs are led by our educators in period dress.

Winakung & Waterloo Heritage Program 

Visit both the recreated Lenape Village & Waterloo Canal Town in one trip and enjoy many of the highlights of both programs.

Clean Communities Program – Lenape Litter Lessons

Compare the Lenape American Indians and their indigenous sustainable lifestyle to today’s disposable dependent culture. Throughout this interactive experience, visitors learn about the Lenape’s day to day life and explore how to take lessons learned from the Lenape to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our everyday lives. Funding is available from your local Clean Communities Coordinator. Ask us how!

To find out more about our programs and to make a reservation, please visit us on the web at:

Summer Learning Day with the NY Liberty 7/18/13 (w a sneak peek at this exciting new workbook)

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Click here to download a pdf of this invite!

The New York Liberty cordially invite the youth from New Jersey’s summer programs and camps to Summer Learning Day with the Liberty! The day is in partnership with NJSACC: The Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities, The Afterschool Alliance and the National Summer Learning Association.

Use code NJSACC to be entered into a Special Drawing! All summer programs in attendance will have the opportunity to be included in a drawing for a special ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME on-court Liberty experiences.

165 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ 07102

Thursday, July 18th at 11AM
Includes one (1) game ticket, customized Summer Learning E-Book and Thunderstix

Contact Jake at: 212-631-5606 or

Use code NJSACC to be entered into a Special Drawing! All summer programs in attendance will have the opportunity to be included in a drawing for a special ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME on-court Liberty experiences.