Posts Tagged ‘out of school time’

New Jersey’s Whole Child Snapshot: Do our NJ Students Measure Up?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

To be prepared for well-paying jobs and lifelong learning, New Jersey’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. The following data highlight how well the comprehensive needs of New Jersey’s children are being met and show how the state compares with all other states. The action steps present initial ideas for how New Jersey citizens can make targeted and innovative improvements that equip the state’s students with the knowledge and skills they need to become productive, tax-paying adults who help New Jersey create a robust economy.

Click here to download New Jersey’s Whole Child Snapshot to learn more (PDF)

Don’t miss this chance to join us Thu 5/22/14 for the Next Public School OST Roundtable

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In order for our last roundtable meeting to align closer with the end of the school year without going into June, we are re-scheduling the April 10th NJSACC Public School OST Roundtable meeting to Thursday, May 22, 2014. The meeting will be held at the East Brunswick Board of Education building at 760 Rt. 18 in East Brunswick and will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon sharp.

Please forward any items that you would like to have considered for the agenda. Since this will be the last meeting of the school year for our group, I hope that we have strong attendance at this roundtable meeting. Details are as follows:

What: Public School OST Roundtable

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 10am – 12pm

Where: East Brunswick Board of Education, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Please RSVP to Scott Kominkiewicz, Supervisor of Community Programs, via e-mail at:

Sensational Summer Resources from the School Nutrition Association (SNA)

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Sensational Summer Resources from the School Nutrition Association (SNA)

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As a school nutrition professional, providing nutritious meals for students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (NSLP and SBP) is of the upmost importance. But when the last bell of the school year rings, many of the children who rely on these programs throughout the year are left at serious risk of going hungry. The federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can help bridge the hunger gap.

If you think your community could benefit from participating in the SFSP, or you would like to expand your existing program through better promotion and marketing, this Summer Feeding Toolkit-brought to you by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the National Watermelon Promotion Board-is for you. This online toolkit has the following elements to help you:

This will be fantastic! Have you registered for NIOST’s ‘Leading for Quality’ Training designed for NJSACC? 5/28 5/29 5/30

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Click here to register by Friday 5/16/14

Come to the National Institute on Out-of-School Time’s Leading for Qualitytraining designed specifically for NJSACC. This new training is for directors of all experience levels who run single or multi-site programs. Join afterschool and extended day professionals who want to boost their leadership skills, create a plan for program improvements and strengthen their organization through a variety of hands on, experiential learning activities.

Date: May 28, 29 & 30, 2014


Time: 9am – 2pm each day / Registration will begin at 8:30am


Place: NJSACC, 170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090


Cost: $120 per person includes breakfast, lunch and materials each day

Goals of Training: 

  • Learn how to promote high quality programs and engage families
  • Learn how to hire, orient and support staff properly
  • Take tips back to your program to meet the needs of children through engagement in learning and building supportive staff relationships
  • Build your leadership skills with hands on activities

Targeted Audience are Directors who are:

  • Ready to increase their management and leadership skills
  • New or from programs experiencing challenges such as staff turnover, budget constraints, or other organizational issues
  • Seeking to make changes

Training Content: 

  • 3 days of hands on, interactive training incorporating the NJ Quality Standards for Afterschool
  • Trainer will assist directors in beginning to set goals for staff development, programmatic and other quality improvements
  • Each participant will receive a comprehensive notebook for personal reflection and reference

Last day to register will be Friday, May 16, 2014. No refunds will be given afterMay 16, 2014 but substitutions can be made at any time.

Click here to register by Friday 5/16/14

In April and May, We Celebrate Autism Awareness with Fantastic Webinars

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Please join us for webinar series in honor of Autism Awareness Month from your computer, tablet or smartphone! If you have any questions, please call (732) 262-8020.

Everything You Need to Know About ABA Insurance Benefits and Eligibility

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Laura Schueller, Office Manager, Above & Beyond Learning Group

With extensive experience on the subject including everything from getting started with verifying benefits to securing insurance authorizations, Ms. Schueller will focus on what individuals should know when it comes to utilizing insurance to pay for ABA services.

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Transitioning Youth with Autism and Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Issues

Thursday, April 24, 7:00-8:00pm
Presented by Lucille Esralew, Ph.D., NADD-CC, CDP, Clinical Administrator, SCCAT & S-COPE, Trinitas Regional Medical Center

This webinar will be an overview of the behavioral, mental health & service systems challenges that can accompany the transition of individuals on the spectrum from adolescence to young adulthood.

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The Many Faces of Autism; Differential Diagnosis and Sibling Monitoring

Tuesday, April 29,12:00-1:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah B. Woldoff, Ph.D., Director of Autism Services, The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health

This webinar will cover the differential diagnosis, early signs and symptoms, evaluation, and sibling monitoring once you have a child diagnosed.

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Developing Friendships

Monday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presented by Christen Russell, MS, BCBA, Clinical Manager, Above & Beyond Learning Group

This webinar will include models for facilitating friendships for children & adolescents. Tools for improving social skills, affective behavior, verbal communication, & nonverbal communication will be addressed.

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Space is limited! Only the first 100 attendees logged on will be able to view that evening’s session.

All webinar presentations will be archived at: within a week of completed presentations.