The State of New Jersey’s BabiesThis state profile provides a snapshot of how infants, toddlers and their families are faring in each of these three policy domains: good health, strong families and positive early learning experiences.
The Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEERGet data snapshots of
- What We Know About Infant and Toddler Care in New Jersey
- Who Cares for Infants and Toddlers? Change from 2012 to 2019 and its Implications
- Exploring the Cost of High-Quality Infant and Toddler Care in New Jersey
Our Early Childhood WorkforceIn 2019, the median wage for child care workers in New Jersey - a majority of whom are women and women of color - was just $12.59. Many early childhood educators earn so little that they qualify for public benefits, including programs they work for because those programs target low-income families.