Strong Early Learning Systems = Strong Young Readers: New Jersey’s Action Plan for Success

https://www.fcd-us.org/strong-early-learning-systems-strong-young-readers-new-jerseys-action-plan-for-success/

Earlier this year, New Jersey held its first PreK-3rd Summit in which a diverse group of early childhood leaders came together to identify the major barriers to developing an aligned and coordinated system of early learning (PreK-3rd).

The group’s recommendations for PreK-3rd systems building are found in the latest report from the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, Strong Early Learning Systems = Strong Readers: New Jersey’s Action Plan for Success.

Key recommendations focus on:

  • Mandating Full-Day Kindergarten
  • Effectively using assessment data to drive instruction
  • Changing early learning certification
  • Reviewing existing transition regulations and guidelines through a PreK-3rd lens