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VINCENT J. COSTANZA NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION KATHLEEN D. PRIESTLEY CYNTHIA C. RICE ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN OF NJ 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education.

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1 VINCENT J. COSTANZA NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION KATHLEEN D. PRIESTLEY CYNTHIA C. RICE ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN OF NJ 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education PreK-3 rd Professional Development for District Administrators

2 Public Expenditures on Children 0 – 18 Compared to Early Brain Development 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 2

3 Empirical Data Support PreK-3rd 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 3 Children enter Kindergarten with vastly different skills High quality preschool strengthens the likelihood of continual school success for children 3 rd grade = point at which children shift from learning to read to reading to learn

4 PreK-3 rd Leadership Training Seminar: Reasons for Developing the Series Recognition that many leaders lack early learning knowledge and/or experience Limited professional development opportunities available specifically focused on early learning Need to cultivate advocates for PreK-3rd systems in schools and communities throughout NJ 4 4

5 PreK-3 rd Leadership Training Seminar: The Partners 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 5 New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association/ Foundation for Educational Administration (NJPSA/FEA) Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) *Funded by the Foundation for Child Development* 5

6 PreK-3 rd Leadership Training Seminar: The Logistics 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 6 Pre & Post Survey Four, full day sessions Regionally based Varied format  Formal presentations  Interactive small group discussions and activities  Suggested resources for additional learning  Guest speakers 6

7 Professional Development 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 7 3 rd Annual PreK-3rd Leadership Conference October 28, 2011 Kindergarten Seminar The PreK-3rd Leadership Training Series  Track I  PreK-3 rd Implementation Work Groups

8 Contact Information 5/2/2015 NJ State Board of Education 8 For more information: Vincent J. Costanza  Kathleen D. Priestley  Cynthia C. Rice 


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