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Right from the Start: Cradle to Kindergarten


February 14, 2018

NIEER Senior Co-Director Ellen Frede recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Right from the Start NJ, a statewide advocacy effort dedicated to ensuring resources and services are in place so infants and toddlers can achieve the highest level of cognitive, emotional, and physical development possible.

The discussion featured “Cradle to Kindergarten” authors Ajay Chaudry, Ph.D., former deputy assistant secretary for human services policy at HHS, and Taryn Morrisssey, Ph.D., senior advisor in human services policyat HHS, along with a panel of early care and education experts. The event was moderated by Steve Adubato.

Watch video of Cradle to Kindergarten roundtable discussion (January 29, 2018)

The Right from the Start NJ campaign focuses on three areas:
• Expanding opportunities for high-quality early care and education
• Supporting parents as their children’s first and best teachers (coming soon)
• Ensuring access to appropriate health care (coming soon)

The Right From the Start NJ campaign is led by The Turrell Fund,  The Nicholson Foundation,  Zero to Three, Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC) and Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ).