The Newark Trust for Education works closely with early learning organizations, including child care centers, Family Child Care, and Newark public and charter schools to promote quality learning and positive development.

A Case Study of Franklin Elementary School

The case study is about Franklin Elementary school’s incredible SEL journey. Franklin is a participant in the BSWSEL pilot and is currently a P-7 school. This public school will become a P-8 school in Fall 2023. Located in a predominantly Latinx community in Newark, the school serves about 700 students, including significant populations of differently-abled students (33%), English Language Learners (33%), and economically disadvantaged students (95%).

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Building School Wide SEL (2019 - 2022)

NTE’s Safe and Supportive Learning Environments grant initiative began to build an infrastructure for social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools by connecting schools with SEL capacity builders. Based on lessons learned from early work, as well as broader research on national models, NTE refocused the initiative on school-wide capacity building in SEL through the Building School Wide SEL (BSWSEL) program. 

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School-Based Mental Health (2016 - Ongoing)

As part of the Safe and Supportive Learning Environments initiative launched in 2016, NTE has funded school-based mental health or Tier 3 work in 11 schools.

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Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) initiative

What is the Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) initiative?

The Funder's Collaborative, launched by the Trust in 2016, is the foundation for the organization's ongoing SSLE initiative.

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Contingency Grants Program for Child Care Agencies (2020-2021)

In 2020, NTE, with the support of LTCFF, launched a grant program for Family Child Care (FCC) and small and medium-sized Early Learning Centers (ELC) 

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Newark Capacity, Access, and Resources for Early Success (CARES) Network (2022-present)

Newark CARES Network (NCN) was launched in May 2022 by NTE in partnership with Unified Vailsburg Services Organization (UVSO) and Clinton Hill Community & Early Childhood Center (Clinton Hill). 

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