Wisdom from Experience: Recognizing Gifts & Supporting Professional Growth
Join us for a conversation to learn how Mrs. P, the beloved and recently retired longtime director of West Side Child Care Center, was able to use her personal experience of growing as a professional to recognize, support, and amplify the individual gifts and talents that her staff brought to the center. Many of the staff who initially joined the team as high school students stayed on for years beyond graduation to continue working with this dynamic leader. Discover how she celebrated their unique interests and abilities and encouraged them to bring their full selves into the classroom.
Embracing Educational Opportunities to Uplevel Your Career as an Early Childhood Educator
Have you ever thought about returning to school to earn your CDA or teaching certification? Discover how colleagues at the Technical Assistance Center North, Darline Dowdy, and Melissa Rivera-Serna, created their own support networks to earn a degree while working and managing parenting responsibilities. Scholarships through NJCCIS are helping many early childhood professionals successfully earn credentials. Join us to reflect on how you can achieve your educational goals!
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance? Sign me up!!
Where can early care and education professionals who support front line staff access high quality professional learning for themselves? If you’re a Director, Head Teacher, Quality Improvement Specialist, Infant Toddler Specialist, Lead Trainer, or Technical Assistance Specialist, you’ll want to learn more about Rowan University’s Certificate of Graduate Studies in Early Childhood Coaching and Technical Assistance! Join us for a conversation with Jen Cortes, M.S., Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute, to learn about this innovative program, created to be accessible to learners around the world.
Choosing Child Care During the Pandemic
Today we’ll talk with GNJK TAS staff members Ashlee Saro and Valentina Malfa-Arango, They are both moms of toddlers who began looking for child care for the very first time during the pandemic. Learn how they each began to explore their child care options; factors that influenced their decisions around choosing child care, and once they chose a provider, how that provider continued to keep them engaged and raised their confidence level as working moms.