What’s New?

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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ACNJ delivers child care petition with more than 1,100 signatures

ACNJ, child care providers, parents and supporters, called for an additional $19 million in child care funding to be included in the FY2020 state budget.
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Sign Petition to Urge State Leaders to Address the Impact of the Minimum Wage Increase on Child Care

July 1 minimum wage goes up, but child care providers will bear the burden of accepting state subsidies.
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Medicaid Expansion Leads to Healthier Mothers and Babies

Georgetown new report finds NJ Medicaid expansion led to sharp decline in uninsured rate for women 18 to 44.
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RWJ report makes policy recommendations to build a culture of health

This report highlights significant disparities related to race, income and geography and seeks to close health gaps and broaden opportunities that ensure everyone in NJ can live the healthiest life possible.
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ACNJ awarded Pritzker grant to continue statewide prenatal-to-3 advocacy agenda

In collaboration with early childhood advocates, ACNJ will use the grant to help strengthen and streamline a more efficient, effective and well-funded system of early care and education.
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VIDEO: The impact of ACES on young children

The consequences of ACEs can last a lifetime, leading to physical and mental health issues in adulthood.
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Quality Child Care: A Prescription for Life-Long Success

Read this ACNJ article that appeared in the NJ American Academy of Pediatric Journal.
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Louise Stoney Child Care Financing Recommendations

Read the strategies this renowned national child care financing expert shared.
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New Jersey FY2020 Budget Hearings Announced

Children need your voice! Get the details.
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New Jersey FY2020 Budget Highlights that Impact Children and Families

Highlights include pre-k, K-12 school funding formula, child care subsidy rates and EITC.
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ZERO TO THREE Releases State of Babies Yearbook

Check out how NJ ranked compared to the rest of the Nation.
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Governor Murphy Signs into Law Paid Family Leave Expansion

For parents of young children, big changes are coming.
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Training videos: Reducing Trauma for Young Children in the Child Protection System

These videos can help when making decisions or mitigating stress for children involved in the child protection system.
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Advocates Gathered to Discuss the Undercount of Kids in the 2020 Census

National and local experts share great information and materials to help communities address the undercount of young children in New Jersey.
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Gov. Murphy’s Commitment to Help Working Families Must Include Child Care Plan

Read ACNJ president/CEO Cecilia Zalkind's statement on Gov. Phil Murphy's State of the State address.
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BLOG: What a Fantastic Week for Babies!

We had some big wins recently, thanks to your advocacy.
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Big Win for Kids: $38 Million for Child Care

ACNJ's advocacy efforts have paid off!  The Department of Human Services announced an expansion of funding for child care, with infant care as a priority.
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