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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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RWJ report makes policy recommendations to build a culture of health

This report aims to create health equity through public policies that will help to close health gaps, broaden opportunity, and ensure that everyone in NJ can live the healthiest life possible — regardless of who they are, income or geography.
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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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Participants in ACNJ’s Advocacy Training Make the Case for Child Care

Read stories from two of our amazing advocates!
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A Millennial’s View on Child Care Options

Millennials are often faulted for being too dependent on their parents, but looking at the state of child care, do they have any other options?
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New Report Examines Opportunities, Challenges Faced By Young Parents

Read the most recent report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, entitled, Opening Doors for Young Parents. This report focuses on young families and the everyday opportunities and challenges they face.
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Watch Cecilia Zalkind on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

A conversation on Strolling Thunder & the Right From the Start NJ campaign.
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BLOG: Why making Babies Count is so monumental

Cecilia Zalkind reflects on ACNJ's long-time commitment to advocate for the very young and how NJ Babies Count 2018 will help us identify their needs and track progress.
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