Parent Policy Discussion Resources

Twice a month, ACNJ hosts virtual policy discussions open to any parent, caregiver or family in New Jersey.

Parent Policy Discussion Resources

Engage with other parents by attending monthly meetings highlighting different policy topics that impact children and families.

Check out recordings of our past meetings below.

Parent Policy Discussions Coming Up

Lunch and Learn Parent Networking and Open Discussion
Wednesday, December 7 - 12:00 – 1:00pm

Dine and Discuss: Topic - Lead Free NJ
Thursday, December 8⋅6:00 – 7:00pm

Child Care

Child care is still in crisis. The pandemic has only worsened the obstacles that already existed, as costs continue to rise and centers shut down due to operating on razor-thin margins.

Maternal Health

Navigating the maternal experience can feel isolating. Melinated Moms founding president and CEO Jaye Wilson explores how maternal health awareness begins with each of us, and how it links to advocacy.

Home Visiting

Decades of research have demonstrated that evidence-based, voluntary home visiting services, provided by well-trained professionals during pregnancy and throughout a child’s first few years, can help mitigate the effects of poverty and adverse early childhood experiences that can negatively impact lifelong health.


Sharing your story with decision-makers

Parents have testified before state legislators about parental leave, finding child care and the challenges of raising a baby in New Jersey.

View parent testimonies

Raise your voices for babies at Strolling Thunder NJ

At this annual event parents have an opportunity to tell decision makers to make babies a high priority.

Learn what Strolling Thunder New Jersey is all about.

Parent Leaders "In the News"Talking about their issues

With some support you can also amplify the issues that concern parents most. 

Read articles in which parent leaders have been featured.