The State of New Jersey’s Babies
This 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.
Our Early Childhood Workforce
In 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.