Strolling Thunder New Jersey 2019

Strolling Thunder New Jersey 2019

Strolling Thunder New Jersey 2019

Urging policymakers to Think Babies!

There are no do-overs in early childhood. From birth to age 3, the brain grows faster than any other point in time, laying the foundation for the rest of a child’s life. Strolling Thunder New Jersey aims to bring attention to what our youngest children need to thrive: quality child care, healthy starts for babies and support for their new parents.

On May 30, we had nearly 150 babies and their families along with many advocates join ACNJ in Trenton for a stroll in front of the State House Annex to tell Governor Murphy and the Legislature that we want them to make babies a higher state priority! This annual rally is part of a campaign to remind our lawmakers to #ThinkBabies when making decisions.

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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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