Category: Maternal and Infant Health

Blog: Parent voices are key in making change for our youngest

Posted 5/2/2022 Laura Palescandolo Parent of two children, ages 6 and 2. Lives in New Providence, Legislative District 21. Advocating for better childbirth services, breastfeeding, maternity leave, childcare Rose-Anne Ugawe Parent of two children ages 5 and 7. Lives in Jersey City in Legislative District 31. Advocating for breastfeeding challenges, accessible quality childcare Parent’s voices are […]

Tell Our U.S. Senators: Our Young Learners Need Us to “Build Back Better”

On November 19th, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which will provide $400 billion for child care and preschool—the largest federal investment of its kind. The funding will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New Jersey’s children, families and educators by: Making child care affordable for all families with children from […]

Tell Congress to Pass the Build Back Better Bill

Tell Your Members of Congress to Get the Job Done! On Thursday, President Biden announced a final framework for his Build Back Better bill, which will provide transformative change for our nation’s children and families. The bill is described as the most important federal legislative win for children since the 1960s and 1970s, when Medicaid, […]

Join the Celebration! Sustaining the Essential Role of the Caregiver

From October 18th to October 22nd, ACNJ and our partners will be elevating the importance of supporting babies and their caretakers. This year’s theme is “Sustaining the Essential Role of the Caregiver.” Caregivers have been essential in the lives of our youngest, ensuring their social-emotional well-being while struggling through a pandemic themselves. We want to […]