Visitors' Day 2017

June 6 - 7th                       Monmouth/Middlesex Counties, New Jersey

Interested in seeing Shine Early Learning in action? Come visit us this summer!


Watch our free webinar to learn more about Shine Assist!


Hyatt Regency New Brunswick                          Two Albany Street                                               New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, 08901

Click here or call (732) 873-1234 and reference the "Shine Early Learning" group for discounted hotel rates.

Room registration closes on May 15th.

Highly experiential — hands-on, interactive and engaging.  

Shine Assist works hand-in-hand with a network of new and existing Head Start and Early Head Start organizations like yours, providing support to senior leaders while rolling out high-impact, proven tactics in early education, family engagement and program design and management.

Whether you are a new EHS-CCP grantee interested in a compelling family engagement model or an established program looking to ensure that you can successfully meet your five-year goals and expand your impact, Shine Assist provides a robust set of resources including in-person, phone and online support, as well as a suite of essential tools, employing constant innovations to help your program live up to its fullest potential. 

Visitors’ Day is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the Shine Assist approach. 

Each year, we invite interested programs to visit our facilities, speak directly with staff and Shine Assist leads, and observe some of the key elements of our approach firsthand in our Acelero Learning Head Start and EHS programs. 


Tuesday, June 6th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Introduction to Shine Assist and Visitors’ Day
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM Transition & Center Visit – On-site at Freehold Center
Education Focus Session: Exploring the curriculum in the classroom
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch (New Brunswick) Transition back to Hyatt
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Education Focus Session: Reflective Coaching and Teacher Support
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Education focus sessions: Debrief and discussion
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Break
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Family Engagement Panel Discussion: Shine on, Families in South Amboy – Experiencing a new family engagement model in a center
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Management Systems & Analysis Focus: Real-time reporting and proactive management by information at Acelero Learning
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Education and Management Systems focus sessions: Debrief and Discussion; Setup for Day 2

Wednesday, June 7th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Family Engagement Focus Session : Introducing Shine On, Families
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Family Engagement Keynote Speaker : Dr. Philip Zelazo, Ph.D. Professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Event Debrief and Closing

Agenda subject to change – any changes will be communicated to all registrants as early as possible.


Shine Assist offers hand-in-glove support to a select number of programs nationwide in their pursuit of quality and excellence. Email for more information and to learn about becoming a partner.