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Career Network and Organizations

Morris County Child Care Directors Association – is a professional organization for child care center directors. Monthly meetings include guest speakers, professional development, and networking opportunities. For more information contact Gail Reuther at Mt. Olive Child Care Center or Sue O’Donnell at Head Start; or contact Laura Bruno at laura.bruno@unitedwaynnj.org at the United Way of Morris County.

The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) is an affiliate group of NAEYC, the nation’s largest membership organization of early childhood professionals. NJAEYC represents teachers, directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned with the well-being of children ages birth through eight. NJAEYC assures the provision of high quality early childhood programs through: facilitating improvements in the professional practice and working conditions in the field of early childhood education by creating professional development opportunities/resources and by setting and promoting standards of professional practice; and improving public understanding and support and funding of high quality programs in centers, homes and schools serving young children and their families through public policy initiatives and public awareness and engagement activities.

Morris County School Age Coalition – This coalition is comprised of a CFR child care specialist, and administrators from school age programs throughout the county. The group strives to foster professionalism and to provide technical assistance and training to school age providers. As part of its work in improving the quality of area school age child care, our coalition, in conjunction with the NJ State SACC coalition, coordinates the annual Northwest SACC conference for caregivers from Morris, Sussex, Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset counties.

Child Care Aware of New Jersey – is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies serving the twenty-one counties of New Jersey. NJACCRRA promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice. Visit the CCANJ website by clicking here!

Power to the Profession – Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/initiatives/profession