Early Childhood Data

The latest data on New Jersey's babies and the child care workforce.

Early Childhood Data

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.

The Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at NIEER

Get 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 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.