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Starting Points, Inc. is a forward thinking not-for-profit Post Secondary Private Career School and Institution of Higher Education meeting the workforce needs of diverse populations in New Jersey since 1995.  The organization is comprised of three divisions: the Institute for Early Childhood Educators, Workforce Development Center, and International Institute for Community Building.  The Institute for Early Childhood Educators prepares professional workers for our nation’s expanding early childhood education needs so that children are provided with high quality, developmentally appropriate care in safe, nurturing environments. The Workforce Development Center provides professional development training to Temporary Assistance for Public Assistance clients through various New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development initiatives. Since 2013, the International Institute for Community Building has served the needs of the large immigrant population in Jersey City and the surrounding area by providing interpreting and translation services to the community.