Author: Lana Lee

Share this Child Care Petition Flyer

In April 2021, New Jersey received nearly $700 million in federal funds for child care through the American Rescue Plan. Despite the continued staffing and financial crises rocking the industry, those funds have yet to be released. Print this petition and share with parents and your network. They can access the online petition by scanning […]

Cynthia Rice Receives Aletha R. Wright, Excellence in Early Care and Education Award

Today, ACNJ senior policy analyst Cynthia Rice was presented with the esteemed Aletha R. Wright, Excellence in EarlyCare and Education Award by the New Jersey Early Care and Education Alliance. Aletha served tirelessly for the benefit of children and families throughout New Jersey and the United States. Her characteristics of leadership, dedication and excellence was […]

Using Data to Cause Change

By Mary Coogan, Vice President, ACNJ Effective policymaking requires accurate and current data. Data can show patterns or trends, both positive and negative. It allows government officials, funders and advocates working with children and families to determine whether programs are effective, in need of modification or additional funding, and where new programming is needed. For […]