SAES Early Childhood Advisory Council

South Amboy Early Childhood Advisory Council (SAECAC)

The South Amboy Early Childhood Advisory Council (SAECAC) is designed to support the efforts of Early Childhood Education in South Amboy by promoting community collaborations and strengthening family involvement. The primary function of The South Amboy Early Childhood Advisory Council (SAECAC) is to:

  • Provide all of the stakeholders an opportunity to be active participants in the assessment of needs;
  • Develop priorities based on recommendations of the Early Childhood Education Director and the Community and Parent Involvement Specialist (CPIS);
  • Identify and use resources based on an analysis of available school data related to the South Amboy Early Childhood Program.

The Council serves the District as an external advisory body. The District will take the recommendations of the Council under advisement but are not bound to uphold the decisions of the Council.

The primary responsibilities of the SAECAC are to:

  • Provide all stakeholders an opportunity to be active participants in the assessment of needs and resources, including facilities, as it pertains to the implementation of high-quality preschool to third-grade programs; and
  • Develop priorities based on recommendations of the Early Childhood Education Director and Community and Parent Involvement Specialist (CPIS); and
  • Review and comment on program reports at the request of the district’s Director of Early Childhood Education; and
  • Enlist, promote, and support collaboration between the Early Childhood Program and the community.

The goal of this Council is to support children and families as life-long learners. The South Amboy Early Childhood Advisory Council’s mission is to support an all-inclusive, high-quality education for children in Preschool through Grade 3. We believe early childhood is a crucial time in development that requires positive experiences from which children can develop and grow.

Martin Gurczeski Jr. Ed.D.
Director of Early Childhood Education
240 John Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Phone: 732-525-2100 ext. 1221
Email: mgurczeski@sapublicschools.com
Valerie Mejia
Family Liaison
249 John Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Phone: 732-525-2100 ext. 2238
Email: vmejia@sapublicschools.com