Category: Child Care

Take Action: Urge legislators to co-sponsor budget resolution numbers 4342 (Senate) & 4326 (Assembly)

Facebook Twitter Linkedin ACNJ is advocating for $35 million in the State Fiscal Year 2025 Budget to support the child care workforce. This funding would establish a pilot program to expand eligibility for child care subsidies to educators and staff who typically do not qualify. The benefit would help offset out-of-pocket costs for child care […]

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 […]

Did You Know New Jersey is seeking to implement a permanent enrollment-based child care subsidy program starting in January 2025?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Shadaya Bennett Senior Legislative Analyst For more information on this topic, contact Shadaya at sbennett@acnj.org. What is the Subsidy Program?  The New Jersey Child Care Assistance Program, administered by the State Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family Development, provides financial assistance to low-income, working families to help cover the […]