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Information is power. This resource page contains publications and guides for parents and professionals to advocate for babies and can be used in your discussions to support the healthy growth and development of babies. Find reports, fact sheets, infographics, presentations and video playlists. 

Campaign Brochure. Use this brochure to talk to others about making babies a state priority.

Find Videos. Visit our YouTube playlist to watch videos on our policy areas as well as on parenting tips for parents.

Get Data. Read New Jersey Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile of Infants and Toddlers. This is ACNJ's first-ever Kids Count data report focused just on babies. This babies report focuses on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data surrounding the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

Affordable, Quality Child Care
Check out our child care playlist on YouTube. 

More Affordable, Quality Child Care Resources

New Jersey Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile of Infants and Toddlers | July 2018
ACNJ first-ever Kids Count report focused on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data around the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

Expensive, Frustrating and Scary: Parents Reveal the Realities of Finding Child Care for Babies in NJ | Feb 2018
This report summarizes the challenges of finding safe, reliable, and affordable quality child care for infant-toddlers shared by parents in a series of focus groups and interviews.

Family Child Care in New Jersey: Challenges and Opportunities | Jul 2017

No Room for Babies: Center‐Based Infant‐Toddler Child Care in Short Supply | May 2017
Finding safe, reliable and affordable high-quality child care is a challenge for many working parents. This report reveals the deep shortage of options for New Jersey’s very young children.

View County Fact Sheets on center-based infant-toddler child care for every part of the state.

View an interactive map of licensed child care centers providing care to children under 3 years old in New Jersey. You can also view centers that participate in Grow NJ Kids, the state's child care rating and improvement system. 

Out of Reach: Sustaining a High-Quality Child Care System in New Jersey | Apr 2017

Quality Costs How Much? Estimating the Cost of Quality Child Care in New Jersey | Apr 2017
To determine what it would cost to ensure all children are cared for in high‐quality child care settings, ACNJ teamed up with national early childhood financing expert Anne Mitchell to conduct a cost-estimation study using real budgets and cost data from New Jersey child care providers, as well as early care and education stakeholders.

Survey Reveals NJ Business Leaders' Views on Early Childhood Education | Dec 2015

Raising the Bar: Creating a Skilled Child Care Workforce for Our Youngest Children | Nov 2014

Grow NJ Kids: First Steps Towards Quality Child Care | May 2014

Raising Quality in New Jersey's Child Care System: A Front-Line View | Feb 2014

Child Care and Early Education Solutions for NJ’s Working Families | Dec 2013

Meeting New Jersey’s Child Care Challenge: A Kids Count Special Report | Dec 2013

Percent of NJ Family Budget Spent on Child Care in 2014 (Infographic)

ACNJ in the News

Ignoring rising child care costs puts infants at risk - Op-Ed | Nov 2017

Related Links

Right from the Start NJ – Find blogs, videos on parent tips as well as on birth to three policy issues. Here are some highlights:

Tips for Choosing a Childcare Program 

ZERO TO THREE – Find publications, tool kits and infographics on child care at the national level. Here are some highlights:

High-Quality and Affordable Child Care - Resource List | 2018

Every Baby Has a Story—Child Care Policy Helps Shape It | March 2018

Making the Case for Babies – Why Infants and Toddlers Should Be A Critical Focus of Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG B-5) | September 2018

Boosting a Baby’s Brain Power by Supporting Parents and Caregivers | April 2017

Featured Video:
The Importance of Paid Family Leave for Children | Right From The Start NJ

More Paid Family Leave Resources

New Jersey Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile of Infants and Toddlers | July 2018
ACNJ first-ever Kids Count report focused on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data around the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

Paid Family Leave Bill (A3975) | Feb 2019

Testimony - Family Leave Insurance and Temporary Disability S2528 (family leave amendments), S1838 (FLI/TDI changes), S342 (FLI/TDI data collection) | May 2018

ACNJ in the News

Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Helps Babies Not Just Their Families | Sep 2018 - NJ Spotlight

Related Links

Right from the Start NJ – Find blogs, videos on parent tips as well as on birth to three policy issues.

ZERO TO THREE – Find publications, tool kits and infographics on paid family leave at the national level. Here are some highlights:

The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program | Dec 2018

Paid Family Leave Toolkit Graphics | Feb 2018

Paid Family Leave Talking Points | Feb 2018


Family Support: Home Visitation Programs
Check out our home visitation playlist on YouTube.

More Family Support Resources

New Jersey Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile of Infants and Toddlers | July 2018
ACNJ first-ever Kids Count report focused on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data around the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

Right from the Start NJ – Find blogs, videos on parent tips as well as on birth to three policy issues.

ZERO TO THREE – Find publications, tool kits and infographics on home visitation at the national level. Here are some highlights:

Voluntary, Evidence-Based Home Visiting - Resource List | 2018

Boosting a Baby’s Brain Power by Supporting Parents and Caregivers | Apr 2017

Home Visiting Infographic | Mar 2015

More Healthy Social-Emotional Development Resources

New Jersey Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile of Infants and Toddlers | July 2018
ACNJ first-ever Kids Count report focused on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data around the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

ACNJ Child Welfare Training Videos – Provides short videos that cover topics related to child welfare. Below are videos that specifically address healthy social-emotional development.

Practices and their Impact on Infants, Children and Caregivers: Promoting Security and Stability of Relationships | September 2018

Developmental Milestones of Infants and Toddlers and Early Intervention Services | April 2015

Prenatal Alcohol & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) | April 2015

Unintended Consequences: Reducing Trauma for Young Children in the Child Welfare System | April 2015

Right from the Start NJ – Find blogs, videos on parent tips as well as on birth-to-three policy issues.

Now's the Time: Brain Development | Apr 2018

ZERO TO THREE – Find publications, tool kits and infographics on healthy social-emotional development at the national level. Here are some highlights:

Exploring State Strategies for Financing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment | Jan 2019

Child and Family Screenings, Supports, and Linkages to Needed Services - Resource List | 2018

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health - Resource List | 2018

Our Partners

ACNJ is a lead partner in New Jersey’s Right from the Start campaign and a proud partner of the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies campaign, working to promote enriching early experiences and a strong foundation for development from the start.

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RightFromTheStartNJ.org

Learn more about the critical importance of the early years of child development from birth to three.

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thinkbabies.org

Learn more about the national issues affecting children.