First Professional Development Conference for Early Childhood Education

The Rutgers Center for Children and Childhood Studies first ECE Spring Conference was met with an overwhelming response from the Camden City community. One Hundred and four educators participated in an all day conference that provided four hours of professional development hours for participants. Specialized tracks in infant/toddler, preschool, Spanish and ECE leadership made for a meaningful engagement in topics most relevant to each educator’s professional growth.

RUCCCS, along with the Rutgers-Camden Department of Childhood Studies, offers a full compliment of professional ECE credentials, along with a baccalaureate program with a concentration in Early Childhood and the P-3 Traditional and Alternate Route Teaching Endorsement. Technical assistance for ECE centers and offsite professional training programs are also available.

We thank our funding partners; the Schumann Fund for New Jersey and the William Penn Foundation for their continuous support of the Professional Development Pathways Initiative for Early Care and Education. We also thank our conference partners who gave their time and expertise: Ingrid Campbell, Cheryl Chavis, Mary Fullard, Susan Leggoe, Theresa Ryan, Martha Mc Rae, Kimberly Owens, and Diana Walker.

For more information regarding Early Childhood at Rutgers, please contact Angela Connor or Ingrid Campbell at (856) 225-6739.