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 […]

Gov. Murphy proposed great investments for kids in FY2023 budget, but what about child care?

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his sixth state budget address—the first in two years before a full audience at the Statehouse, and outlined his major initiatives for the 2023 budget in order to move New Jersey towards becoming a “stronger, fairer and more affordable” state. Read budget in brief. While the centerpiece of the […]

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 […]