Technical Assistance Specialist Standards

The purpose of Technical Assistance Specialist Standards for NJ Early Childhood Professionals document is to articulate quality standards for all early care and education, afterschool, and family support Technical Assistance (TA) Specialists who support the improvement of developmentally-appropriate experiences for young children birth through age eight. Quality services should be provided by TA Specialists which build the knowledge and skills of early educators and their program administrators using relationship-based technical assistance strategies which are grounded in best practices. The intent of these Standards is to provide Technical Assistance Specialists in New Jersey with a research-based inventory of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are considered necessary for all TA Specialists in all of New Jersey’s settings related to early childhood, afterschool, and family support.

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