Partners in Education Conference - Saturday, March 7th.

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New Jersey Child Care Association

Dedicated to providing support and guidance in the management and administration of child care centers in New Jersey, and leading the industry to excellence through:


  • Continuing Education and Professional Development
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Facilities best practices
  • Latest trends in curriculum development
  • Business Partner discounts and benefits
  • Advocacy and legislative representation
  • Peer-to-Peer networking opportunities
Teacher of the Year and Director of the Year

The New Jersey Child Care Association is currently accepting applications for their annual awards to be given out at the Partners in Education conference on March 7, 2015.  Please complete the appropriate Teacher of the Year or Director of the Year application, and provide a completed reference form by Feb. 15, 2015.  Materials should be sent by fax to:  (201) 643-3003.  Please call the NJCCA office with any questions at (609) 223-2223.

Announcing our 2015 Conference

Partners in Education:  Teaming Up for Success

Join keynote speaker Dr. Gerard Costa as he explores "Babies, Brains and Relationships."

Dr. Costa is the founding director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University.  He was the founding director of the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health.  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers University - NJ Medical School.  Dr. Costa is a widely published author and is a recipient of countless awards in the early learning field.

Date:  Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:  Registration begins at 7:45 am
Location:  Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, Rutgers University (Busch Campus)

Don't miss out, sign up for the conference now and save $5.  


Attention Exhibitors:  The New Jersey Child Care Association is the only organization in the state that represents the interests of owners and directors of child care centers.  Get direct outreach to the decision-makers in the industry by exhibiting at the 2015 Partners in Education: Teaming Up For Success conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the campus of Rutgers University (Busch Campus).  Complete your application and take advantage of early-bird pricing for this event.  If you have questions about NJCCA membership, please call Curt Macysyn, Executive Director, at (609) 223-2223, or email

Upcoming NJCCA Membership Meetings: 

Next meeting:

Date:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Time:  Registration/Meet & Greet at 9:45 am, Workshop at 10:15 am

Location:  Lightbridge Academy

80 Kingsbridge Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Topic:  "Critical Documents Review":  Insurance, legal and accounting experts available to go over what you should have for your center. 

NJCCA Members in good standing receive workshop credits for attending our meetings!

2015 Membership Renewals are now due.
Thank you for your support in 2014, please be advised that membership renewals for 2015 are now being mailed.  If you did not receive a renewal invoice, please complete a 2015 NJCCA Membership Application and remit your payment today.  Or please complete if your information has changed.  
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New Jersey Child Care Association executive director Curtis S. Macysyn recently authored an opinion-editorial article published in the Press of Asbury Park.  The article focused on the importance of preserving private child care facilities in New Jersey and the important standing these businesses have in the communities they serve.  Read the article.