The science is clear. Our brains grow faster between the ages of 0 and 3 than at any other point in life. Those first few years lay the foundation for the rest of a child’s life, affecting everything from classroom performance, to earning potential, to life expectancy.
The moment is now. We all have a role in achieving equity and eliminating disparities that impact outcomes for babies, families and communities. Strong early childhood programs and policies result in a significant return on investment.
Our Impact in 2020
early childhood professionals participating in ACNJ's pandemic-related webinars.
child care providers attending Zoom meetings with aides from 11 congressional districts.
early childhood champions engaged in direct advocacy.
in federal funding allocated to address child care during the pandemic.