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The New Jersey Council for Young Children was created by Executive Order in 2010 to serve as the Governor's state advisory council for early care and education as authorized in the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

Annual Public Hearing


Welcome - Laura Morana, NJCYC Co-Chair

Introduction of Council Members - Ellen Wolock, NJCYC Chair

NJCYC Subcommittee & Workgroup Presentations - Gambi White-Tennant, Facilitator
There will be time for questions, following each presentation.

  • Early Care and Education Standards Workgroup - Laura Morana, Chair

Public Testimony - 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Federal Project Presentations & Updates:

Race To The Top – Early Learning Challenge - Vincent Costanza, Executive Director

Preschool Expansion - Ellen Wolock, Director,
Division on Early Childhood Education


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