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Strategic Goals for the New Jersey Council on Young Children

Goal 1: Coordinated Information Systems Development and Use, including Needs Assessment
Objective 1.1: Map data sets, develop framework and implement information system
Objective 1.2: Implement unique child ID and link to data on learning at key developmental points
Objective 1.3: Implement coordinated data system to assess needs of infants, young children and their families
Objective 1.4: Map regulations across agencies

Goal 2: Improved Outreach through Public Private Partnerships
Objective 2.1: Evaluate and improve outreach through partnerships
Objective 2.2: Target outreach to underserved populations

Goal 3: B-8 Early Learning and Development Standards and B-8 Program Standards
Objective 3.1: Develop infant/toddler early learning and development standards, align with preschool through
grade three
Objective 3.2: Adopt kindergarten program standards and align with preschool program standards
Objective 3.3: Cross-walk existing program standards

Goal 4: Workforce Development
Objective 4.1: Map current professional development opportunities and expand the Workforce Registry
Objective 4.2: Review and improve articulation between New Jersey institutions of higher education
Objective 4.3: Review and improve the content and delivery of programs of higher education and
professional development programs
Objective 4.4: Expand requirements and learning opportunities for early childhood leaders in public and private settings

Goal 5: Comprehensive B-8 Program Improvement System
Objective 5.1: Plan for a continuous quality improvement system, and adopt a QRIS
Objective 5.2: Map and assess program quality in a sample of infant/toddler programs
Objective 5.3: Employ unique child IDs to track impact of program quality

Goal 6: Strategic Communications and Information Exchange
Objective 6.1: Expand Council subcommittee participation
Objective 6.2: Family involvement and input
Objective 6.3: Public education campaign

Goal 7: Council Support and Public Accountability