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Kendy Trivet

Address: Madison, Old Bridge, NJ, USA
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Experienced consultant, speaker and author in the field of early childhood providing professional development and parenting education. State of New Jersey Approved Instructor of Adults and Technical Assistance Specialist.

Work experience

04/2010 - present, Early Childhood Consultant, Speaker & Author, Cindy Terebush, CPC, CYPFC

Provides professional development workshops and presentations for school directors, teaching staffs and parent groups. Topics include:

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Positive Discipline
  • Curriculum
  • Family & Community Relationships

Venues include:

  • Day care centers, preschools and various parent associations/groups
  • Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Professional Conferences (workshop and keynote sessions)
  • The Young Child Expo international event in New York City
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and various state affiliate events
09/2017 - present, Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement System Trainer, Grow NJ Kids (Rutgers University School of Social Work)

Provide curriculum training for early childhood staff members whose centers/school are participants in the Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement System. Training is focused on implementation of The Creative Curriculum for Infant/Toddlers and The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers.

03/2017 - present, Child Development Associate Professonal Development Specialist, Council for Professional Recognition

Conduct visits with CDA Candidates to review their professional portfolio, observe teaching and reflect on their practices. Scores from visits are submitted to the Council and help to determine the candidate's eligibility for the CDA credential.

09/2016 - present, Lead Instructor for Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Candidates, Child and Family Resources, Mt. Arlington, NJ

Teach Child Development Associate (CDA) classes

  • Prepare lessons
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Assist candidates with phases of credentialing
10/2006 - 06/2017, Director of Schools and Nursery School Director, Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, NJ

Director of Schools (2010-2017)

Nursery School Director (2006-2010)

  • Designed and implemented curriculum in preschool, religious school and Hebrew high school
  • Managed a staff of 18 teachers and assistant teachers
  • Developed and maintained a budget for all schools
  • Planned and implemented programs for parents
  • Provided and obtained staff development courses
  • Adhered to State of New Jersey requirements for preschool licensing
  • Developed experiential learning opportunities
11/2003 - 10/2006, Teacher, The Goddard School, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Head teacher in classes including toddlers, 3 year olds and kindergarten
  • Planned all learning activities based upon best practice for early childhood education
  • Supervised assistant teachers
  • Maintained standards based upon Goddard School requirements and the State of New Jersey preschool requirements for licensing
01/1998 - 12/2004, Teacher and Director of Education, Huntington Learning Center, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Administered and interpreted diagnostic testing to plan individual learning plans students
  • Evaluated the progress of students
  • Scheduled staff and students for tutoring
  • Trained new staff members
  • Communicated progress of students to parents
  • Tutored students preparing for the verbal section of the SAT
  • Tutored special needs and typically developing students


1983 - 1987, English and Teacher Education, Kean University, Union, NJ

Bachelor of Arts Degree with Teaching Certification

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

10/2006 - 01/2007, Administration of Early Childhood Center, New Jersey Early Childhood Directors' Academy

Specialized coursework for Early Childhood Center Directors

Certified Youth, Parent, Family Coach and Certified Professional Coach, World Coach Institute
present, MS Early Childhood Studies - Specialization in Teaching & Learning, Walden University


Microsoft Office
Adult Education
Teaching and Facilitating
Public Speaking
Large and Small Group


2014, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation on the Brink

Authored Four Articles:

  • Equality in My Home
  • Family Finances: Tips to Teaching Your Children About Money
  • From Working Mom to Working Woman: The Opportunity of the Empty Nest
  • Stress in the Family: Helping Our Children to Cope
2015, Noodle Education

Authored Three Articles:

  • 5 Ways Preschools Can Build Confidence in Your Toddler
  • Can Your Preschool Handle Your Child's Separation Anxiety
  • Pros & Cons of the Three Most Popular Child Care Options
10/2017, Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds, WW Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-71154-7


Effective educators connect their students to new concepts through meaningful and impactful interactions. This book gives preschool teachers new strategies for updating interactions and vitalizing lessons by recognizing students as complete emotional, social, and cognitive human beings.


Completed ECERS-3 and ITERS-R Online Training Courses. Completed course in Healthy Lifestyles for Preschool Families from Rutgers University, The University of Arizona and Prevent Child Abuse NJ. 


12/2016 - present, President, New Jersey Consortium of Early Childhood Consultants
07/2013 - present, President Elect and Social Media Committee Chairperson, New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

I have been an active member of NJAEYC and was elected President Elect in 2017.

Past President, Shore Affiliate of New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
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