Family & Staff Resources

NJ Birth-Three Early Learning Standards

BirthToThree-cover The Birth-to-Eight Early Learning Standards provide a common framework for understanding and communicating developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers. Based on research about how infants and toddlers learn and develop, the standards give parents, teachers and policy makers valuable information and insight. The teachers at R-LDCC are familiar with these standards and work to create activities and experiences to support optimal learning and development in our Honeybee room.  [Download PDF]

NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards

The NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards are grounded in a strong theoretical framework for delivering high quality educational experiences to young children, and are the foundation of R-LDCC’s Duckling and Sunbeam curriculum. The Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards document:·             Lucydrawing2

  • Defines supportive learning environments for preschool children.
  • Provides guidance on the assessment of young children.
  • Articulates optimal relationships between and among families, the community and preschools.
  • Identifies expected learning outcomes for preschool children by domain, as well as developmentally appropriate teaching practices that are known to support those outcomes.

Early childhood experiences have long-lasting implications for the future. The earliest years of schooling must promote positive developmental experiences and independence while also optimizing learning and development. The preschool standards detail whata high quality preschool classroom should be. At R-LDCC, our teachers infuse the skills, knowledge and dispositions described in the standards into every lesson, activity and experience they plan and implement with the children.  [Download document]

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The focus of NJ Parent Link is to meet the information and resource needs of expectant parents, families with young children (newborns to children entering kindergarten) and professional stakeholders vested in the health & well-being of New Jersey’s children & families. Parenting and support resources for families with older children, school aged to young adulthood, are also available.

The goals of NJ Parent Link are to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to expectant parents and families with young children; to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors; and to provide the IT foundation for interagency service collaborations and policy development.

The website content includes early childhood health, development, early learning, parenting and family support resources. Family milestone topics include pre-conceptual/prenatal health, kindergarten readiness, back to work/staying at home and parenting older siblings.  [Visit website]

Family Handbook

Family Handbook


This handbook was created to provide families with important information about the philosophy, policies and procedures that guide R-LDCC’s daily practices.

If you have questions we haven’t anticipated, please contact the Center and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

R-LDCC Staff Handbook

(coming soon)

Center Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm

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