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Division of Early Childhood Education

High Quality Early Learning is Essential!

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) website. High quality early education can improve outcomes, narrow achievement gaps, and convey long-term benefits for children in school and life. It is our desire to provide you with useful and timely information that will enhance your knowledge about the early learning programs and initiatives at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Virtual Conference Catalogue

The 2019-2020 Early Childhood Virtual Conference has ended. Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in!

The recording of the virtual conference will be available for viewing in late February; however, the session videos are available now on YouTube. To view the videos, turn to page 4 in the catalogue, and review the Session Topics. Click on the session topic you wish to view and then click on “Step 1 Watch.” Currently, The “Step 2 Discussions” are not available.

Virtual Conference Catalogue Link

New- 2020 Curriculum Review

New- Virtual Conference: Expanding Opportunities Your Guide to High Quality
Teaching Learning in Early Childhood