Janna Osman’s Keynote Presentation at the April 8 CITE Conference

Building Language, Building Brains

A newborn baby’s brain is about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. Between birth and age 3 it produces billions of cells and makes hundreds of trillions of connections.    There is so much we can do to enhance the experiences of children B-3 by understanding ages and stages of development and the role language plays, from stages of babbling to building vocabulary. Through the interaction of genes with the environment, especially including the experiences we provide, children can be successful explorers in the navigation of their world.

Janna Osman, M.Ed., is the Vice President for Advanced Learning at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont. She has been at the Stern Center since 2009. She co-developed the Vermont Blueprint to Close the Achievement Gap, a collaborative partnership that develops solutions that actively involve business and education communities, families, and government, with a focus on states’ literacy laws.

Her current work with the Turrell Fund furthers that shared mission by collaborating with Turrell partners in New Jersey to expand opportunities for early care and education providers in the early literacy and social emotional arenas.

Click here for the PowerPoint slides from Janna’s presentation.


Election Slate 2017/2018 State Board

(To be voted upon at the Annual Meeting/Conference 4/7/17.)

One-Year Terms:

President                               Jennifer Santana
President- Elect                  Georgina Criado-Hall
1st Vice President               Karen Perez Humphris
2nd Vice President             Michele Gregorio
Secretary                               Katelyn Rasmussen
Treasurer                              Cathie Chmielewski

Two-Year Terms

Member at Large               Angie DeFazio
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Nominations may be made from the floor.
The election is open to all members in attendance at the annual meeting/conference.

Slate for 2017 conference election

2017 Exhibitors Contract

Dear Friend of Infant/Toddler Educators:

The 32nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators is scheduled for April 7 & 8 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City. We anticipate a group of approximately 400 infant/toddler educators this year over the course of our 2-day conference.

Our conference attracts key people in the field of infant/toddler education.  With the increased need for our services, we are experiencing enormous growth and are always shopping!  Our participants are interested and responsible for purchasing developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for their child care centers and family child care programs.  We urge you to bring items available for sale.

If you are interested in greater visibility, consider being a conference sponsor.  By funding scholarships and contributing to other costs, sponsors have helped us attract a higher attendance by helping us keep our conference as affordable as possible.  CITE is open to your ideas and suggestions in this area, please contact us.  We want our relationship with our vendors to be one that is mutually beneficial and are interested in exploring ways we can better support each other.

How to sign up

Please submit your contract with payment as soon as possible (you may download and mail the printable PDF with payment, or submit the form below and pay online).  Space is limited, so sign up early!  Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.


Helen Muscato
Conference Coordinator

More Information:

Harrah’s Conference Center
777 Harrah’s Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ  08401

One 6’ table $300
Two 6′ tables $500
Electrical connection $50.00 per outlet
Make check payable to CITE

HOTEL  RESERVATIONS:  Room reservations to be made directly with the hotel.
https://aws.passkey.com/go/SH04NC7 (deadline March 1st)

HOURS:   7:45 am – 5:00 pm (Friday)         7:45 am – 3:30 pm (Saturday)    Please do not leave before lunch on Saturday.

Helen Muscato/CITE
P.O. Box 1015
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
Phone (732) 329-0033
Fax (732) 230-2758
e-mail:  helenmuscato@verizon.net

DEADLINE:                 February 10, 2017


Online Exhibitor Signup Form

2017 Exhibitor Contract

Exhibitor Fees

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