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