These are the facts.
We know that poverty affects every aspect of a child’s life.
The stress that poor families face in making ends meet can be toxic for young children and impact on their healthy development.
Poor children may not have access to the same health care or housing.
A child who is hungry cannot learn.
ACNJ had the opportunity to testify before the Assembly Committee on Children and Women on the serious problem of child poverty across our state and its lifelong implications for children. In addressing this issue, Zalkind discussed the importance of child care to employment.
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