Category: Infants and Toddlers

Take Action: Urge legislators to co-sponsor budget resolution S4342/A4326 to support the child care workforce

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Persistent staff turnover and shortages–largely due to minimal wages–force child care providers to operate below their licensed capacity, leading to classroom and center closures. These issues limit children’s access to high quality care and education and hinder parents’ ability to work. Those who care for our children while we work to provide […]

Q&A with Peter Bullock, The Black Dad Doula

Facebook Twitter Linkedin ACNJ staff writer Keith Hadad, recently spoke with Peter Bullock, founder of Hey Black Dad, about his dad doula practice, what brought him to this line of work, and much more. Peter Bullock is blazing a new path for dads and families across New Jersey with his doula work, Hey Black Dad. […]

Testimony on Public PreK Mixed-Delivery Model: We Must Also Support NJ’s Fragile Child Care Infrastructure

Facebook Twitter Linkedin View this post on Instagram A post shared by ACNJforKids (@acnjforkids) TO: Members of the Senate Education Committee FROM: Shadaya Bennett, Senior Legislative Analyst, Advocates for Children of New Jersey DATE: June 3, 2024 RE: New Jersey’s Public Preschool Mixed-Delivery Model Chairman Gopal, Majority Ruiz, and members of the committee, thank you […]

Testimony on Public PreK Mixed-Delivery Model: Barriers to Collaboration and Fractures in the Current System

Facebook Twitter Linkedin View this post on Instagram A post shared by ACNJforKids (@acnjforkids) TO: Members of the Senate Education Committee FROM: Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Director of Early Learning Policy and Advocacy, Advocates for Children of New Jersey DATE: June 3, 2024 RE: New Jersey’s Public Preschool Mixed-Delivery Model Thank you so much for holding this […]

ACNJ Testifies at Senate Hearing Focused on Mixed-Delivery Preschool Model

Facebook Twitter Linkedin On June 3rd, ACNJ with other advocates and partners participated in a public hearing on the state’s full-day public preschool mixed-delivery model. The NJ Senate Education Committee wanted to learn how well school districts were partnering with local child care providers in the state’s effort to expand public preK. Organizations testifying included […]