Making New Jersey The Best Place For Kids…
Kids can’t vote. They have no political influence. They can’t tell state leaders what to do. That’s why we’re here. Giving Every Child A Chance to grow up safe, healthy, and educated.
Protecting Vulnerable Children and Youth
Kids in the care of the child welfare and juvenile justice depend on government services for their health, safety and well-being. These systems must be held accountable to make sure that they return to safe and stable families or to other permanent homes.
Expanding Quality Preschool and Child Care
During the first five years of life, a child’s brain grows faster than at any other time. High-quality preschool and child care are critical pieces of an effective early learning system.
Getting It “Right From The Start”
Learning begins at birth. And what happens during these first critical years greatly influences a child’s chance for school success. That’s why a comprehensive system that gives all children a healthy and safe start in life is vital.
What Kids Need!Children need a safe home, quality child care and preschool, healthcare and parents who are able to provide for their needs.
Showing Up MattersAddressing chronic absenteeism helps to ensure students are on a path to academic success.
By The NumbersNJ Kids Count provides statistics in key areas of child well-being to help measure progress and identify areas needing attention.