What’s New?

Session I Child Care and COVID-19 State and Federal Supports Recording and Resources

View video of our first live session on Child Care and COVID-19
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Audible makes free audio books available to kids

As long as school is out kids will be able to access a collection of free audio books.
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Visit ChildCareNJ.gov to learn about NJ emergency care centers/guidance for providers

If you are an essential worker during the response to #COVID19 and in need of childcare, there are Emergency Childcare Centers OPEN for you. For information visit childcarenj.gov
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Child Care Providers and COVID-19: Paying the Bills and Helping Staff Pay Theirs

Recent federal stimulus package and state supports provide child care providers and their staff assistance during the current health crisis.
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COVID-19 Update: Child Care Closures – What Child Care Programs and Parents Need to Know

Governor Murphy ordered all child care programs closed as of April 1 unless serving children of essential workers, but interested must apply by 3/27. Find details.
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Nina Peckman, Staff Attorney

BLOG: School is in session – Homeschooling during a pandemic

Nina Peckman, Staff Attorney, explains the rights of students while homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Latest: COVID-19 Response

Stay up to date with the latest on COVID-19's impact on early learning and health programs, children, and families
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Child Care Statement on COVID-19

In the shadow of shadow of COVID-19, ACNJ urges Governor Murphy to close child care centers now. Finding ways to care for the children of essential workers while keeping the the remainder of children, families and child care staff safe and at home must be a priority.
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POSTPONED: Mar. 24 NJ ReadyNation Report Release

Due to the current health emergency and following federal and local recommendations the release of the NJ ReadyNation report scheduled for next week has been POSTPONED. Please stay tuned! We will inform you as soon as we have further details about the release of the report.
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Pass the Federal Emergency COVID-19 Response

Families impacted by the COVID-19 virus ("Coronavirus") need swift action from Congress to pass The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Do you hear the rumble? Get ready for Strolling Thunder NJ 2020

We are looking for forty families from each legislative district to participate on June 11.
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First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Child Care Announcement and New Nurture NJ Initiative

A big thanks to our advocates for raising their voices, and to Tammy Murphy for helping make New Jersey a safer, healthier, and more supportive place for babies and their families!
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ACNJ Quarterly eNews – Federal budget increases, Pre-K expansion and more

ACNJ and national partners enjoyed a successful winter in 2019. Read more about our milestones.
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Dr. Beverly Lynn, Chief Executive Officer, Program for Parents, Inc.

GUEST BLOG: What Child Care Providers, CCR&Rs Can Do to Ensure an Accurate Count

Dr. Beverly Lynn, guest panelist at the ACNJ annual breakfast, shares specific steps providers and CCR&Rs can take to help ensure an accurate Census count.
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ACNJ to Recognize Child Care Advocates at Annual Breakfast Celebration

At this year's annual breakfast, ACNJ will be recognizing individuals from across the state who were instrumental to the success of Strolling Thunder NJ 2019, as well as increased investments in state child care funding.
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NJ lags nation in providing nutrition for young children

Just 67 percent of eligible NJ infants benefit from WIC, compared to 77 percent nationally. For the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps), NJ also lags behind, reaching only 57 percent of young children, compare to 66 percent nationally.
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What You Need to Know About NJ’s Strengthened Paid Family Leave

Learn more about the new rules surrounding NJ's paid family leave and how it will affect you and your growing family.
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Murphy Administration Announces $54 Million Investment in Child Care

This is great news for working families in New Jersey and the child care providers that care for their children!
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New Report Details Opportunities to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences in NJ

Read this report from the NJ Funders ACEs Collaborative.
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Good news for children and their families in NJ FY2020 budget.

Thank the Governor for making NJ children and their families a priority in the FY2020 budget.
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