Early Childhood Learning

Early Childhood Learning
Priority Group


The Early Childhood Learning group focuses on providing opportunities and resources for early learners participating in high quality STEM learning experiences inside and outside of school.

What Can You Do?

Meet the Group!

Group Chair

Pavithra Lakshminaryan

Creator and Chief Ecosystem Lead
Mindbytes, South Jersey STEM and Innovation Partnership

Doug Baldwin

NJ Makers Day

Jessica Cangelosi-Hade

Director of Curriculum and Academies at Hunterdon County Vocational School District

La’Keisha Ciprian

Project Manager
Greater Newark Shared Services Alliance

Zeynep I. Ercan

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Rowan University College of Education

Shirley Guzman

Account Executive
Research & Development Council of New Jersey

Jamie Mayer

Director of Curriculum & Professional Development at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Theresa Moody

Science and Astronomy Educator at Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

Tom Puryear

Independent Education Management Professional

Gemma Lenowitz

Program Analyst
Overdeck Family Foundation

Ralph Losanno

Supervisor of Technology/Lead HSMC STEM Ecosystem
Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Sharon Rawlins

Youth Services Specialist
NJ State Library

Tara Williams-Harrington

Owner at Brick City Bricks 4 Kidz®


For more information on this group, please contact Shirley Guzman at sguzman@rdnj.org