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Register: 2023 ACNJ/NJ DCF Summer Forum

Each year, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) team up to share with stakeholders the latest news and events impacting children and families in the child welfare system. Join us in an upcoming forum as we discuss the recently approved fiscal 2024 budget, […]

Nine Takeaways from Celebrate Babies Week 2022

Last week, in partnership with the New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (NJ-AIMH) and Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, ACNJ participated in Celebrate Babies Week, a national initiative highlighting the mental health needs of young children. This year, our theme was “Early Relational Health: It’s Everyone’s Business.” Throughout the week, ACNJ and our partners engaged families, professionals and policymakers around the state to call attention to the needs of our youngest children.

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 […]