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Early Childhood Education

Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Staff

All DECE staff members may be reached by telephone at (609) 777-2074 or by fax at (609) 777-0967.

Our mailing address is:

New Jersey Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education
PO Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Division of Early Childhood Education Staffing
DECE ASSIGNMENTS
Ellen Wolock Administrator, Division of Early Childhood Education
Tonya Coston Manager, Division of Early Childhood Education
Suzanne Burnette State Director, Head Start Collaboration Office
Gambi White-Tennant Executive Director, New Jersey Council for Young Children
Grace Boswell Counties:

  • Cape May
  • Morris
  • Gloucester

Specialization: English language learners

Grow NJ Kids

Tonia Davis Counties:

  • Burlington
  • Hudson

Specialization: Comprehensive Services and Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
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James DeSimone   Counties:

  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Essex

Specialization: Data aggregation, ECERS-3

New and Veteran Master Teachers
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Beth Gardiner Project Director, Preschool Expansion Grant
Deanne Guastello Early Childhood Specialist, Preschool Expansion Grant
Erika Kelley Counties:

  • Cumberland
  • Ocean
  • Somerset

Specialization: Project-based learning

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Jillian Parry Preschool Expansion Project Specialist
Eric Rodney Counties

  • Monmouth
  • Salem
  • Hunterdon

Specialization: Physical Development, Health and Safety and Family Supports
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CPIS and Nurses Supports
SAVS Coordinator

Helen Tinsley Counties:

  • Atlantic
  • Warren
  • Union

Specialization: Literacy, Dual Language Learners, Cultural Awareness & Cross Cultural Communication

Grow NJ Kids
Preschool Intervention and Referral Teams
Veteran Bilingual Master Teacher Training

Jennifer Vandenberg  Early Childhood Specialist, Preschool Expansion Grant
Elizabeth Vaughan Counties:

  • Camden
  • Bergen

Specialization: Creative Arts, Transition, Special Education/Inclusion, Language Arts Literacy
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Preschool Intervention and Referral Team Training
Veteran Master Teacher Training

Robin Wilkins Counties:

  • Passaic
  • Essex

Specialization: Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System

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Supervisors Meetings