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.
Starting Points, Inc. is dedicated to providing programs that help diverse populations seeking to develop worker dispositions and skills more fully understand all factors involved in obtaining and maintaining a successful occupation.
The entire staff comprising Starting Points, Inc. is committed to the successful professional development of each student. It is the objective of the school to offer high quality advanced state of the art training as well as the development of the students’ work ethic, self-concept, and professional attitudes, dispositions, and demeanor. It is our philosophy that the school and staff succeed only when students graduate and secure employment and/or advancement in their chosen careers.
Starting Points strives to meet the changing needs of the community through the commitment of its faculty, administration, staff, advisors and students. We assist students in their career preparation by encouraging performance that meets the highest professional standards and by providing opportunities for continuous education and professional enrichment.
“I learned how to teach other teachers that it is best to use warm voices so the children can trust you and feel safe and secure.”
“I learned how to be a team player and how to discuss a child’s education with their parents.”
“I learned that children should be given time to express their work. I also learned that you should always ask open-ended questions.”
“I learned how to let children explore their environment and the importance of partnerships with their families.”
“I learned to teach children by developing their five domains and guiding them to be confident.”
“I learned how to enjoy and appreciate children’s books on a different level and to read them with enthusiasm and excitement.”
“I learned to have more patience when working with children that need on-on-one care. I also learned how to achieve my goal to grow in this field.”
“I learned ways to teach children with special needs.”
“I learned how to build literacy and vocabulary in children and to allow them to express themselves in open conversation.”
“I learned that each child is unique and we need to encourage their curiosity.”
“I learned that a child’s environment and the people around them can affect their development.”
“I learned ab out how to work with, speak to, and have conversations with children. I learned how to develop children’s skills and guide their behavior.”
“I learned to inspire families and children by building trust and always being professional.”
“I learned how to implement important learning experiences and practices according to children’s developmental needs.”
“I learned different aspects of literacy development that taught me how to explore and introduce children to books and writings.”
“I learned to promote children’s literacy through play and I learned to model positive behaviors.”
“I learned to positively guide children and how to reinforce positive behavior.”
“I learned how to encourage children and help them develop new skills.”
“I learned that every child is unique and learns in a different way.”
“I learned that most experiences that we provide children help to scaffold their knowledge.”
“I learned to use new strategies in handling children’s behaviors.”
“I learned that children learn through play.”
“I learned that in order to become the best teacher I can be, I must strive to better myself and expand my knowledge.”
“I learned that reading is important to a child’s experience and I have grown knowing how to encourage children to read more.”
“I have grown confident in preparing and carrying out developmentally appropriate tasks for preschoolers.”
“I learned how to support families by sharing different resources.”
“I learned as a teacher how to control my emotions. Most of all I learned patience.”
“I learned how to use positive guidance with children and to build strong relationships with them.”
“I learned how important play is to the lives of children and to meet them where they are and teach them so they can grow.”
“I learned that play is an important part of children’s development.”
“I learned how to assess children’s needs in all areas of development and how to use this information to support a child’s learning.”
“I learned how to be an effective part of a child’s learning.”
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