Posted 3/16/2023 Sample Testimony Thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with you today. My name is [Your Name] and I am a child care director for [Name of Program], located in [Name of Town]. I first want to thank Governor Murphy and his administration for their commitment to families with young children […]
Category: Child Care
Message from our New Director of Early Learning Policy and Advocacy To the Child Care Community
Posted 3/15/2023 Winifred Smith-Jenkins Director of Early Learning Policy and Advocacy Dear Child Care Providers, I recently joined Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) as the Director of Early Learning Policy and Advocacy. As a former child care director, I understand firsthand the challenges that each of you are facing, from last-minute callouts to […]
Still No Room for Babies: Child Care Staffing Crisis Impacts Supply of Infant-Toddler Child Care
Advocates for Children of New Jersey’s latest report, Still No Room for Babies: Child Care Staffing Crisis Impacts Supply of Infant-Toddler Child Care, reveals a widespread shortage of infant and toddler child care. A statewide survey of child care centers serving infants and toddlers found that licensed centers have the capacity to serve approximately 68,000 […]
Watch: Sen. Teresa Ruiz Speaks About the Importance of Child Care
Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Teresa Ruiz recently appeared on Think Tank with Steve Adubato to discuss the importance of accessible, quality child care and its impact on our workforce.
Share with us your experience with the NJEDA child care facilities improvement grants.
NJEDA Child Care Facilities Improvement Program Grant Survey We would like to hear from child care providers by January 20th. The NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is currently providing nearly $25 million in grants between $50,000-$200,000 for licensed child care programs under the Child Care Facilities Improvement Program. The grants will cover the costs of […]