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$3 Million Budget Resolution Aims to Expand Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

ACNJ has partnered with Senator Joseph Vitale (D-19) and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19) in the introduction of a budget resolution aimed at addressing child care deserts and the inaccessibility of high-quality infant/toddler care in New Jersey.
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ACNJ’s Senate and Assembly Budget Testimony for the FY 2021 Truncated Budget

ACNJ urges the Legislature to consider carefully the impact of reducing or eliminating these programs and, more importantly, whether there are systems in place to ensure that children and families will continue to be served.
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Want to Strengthen New Jersey’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis

A new report from ReadyNation estimates that the lack of licensed child care for working parents of infants and toddlers could cost New Jersey’s economy $1.7 billion per year, stemming from lost earnings, productivity and revenue. Read report and op-ed.
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NJ FY2021 Proposed Budget Includes Investments for Children and Families

Murphy announced that his $32.4 billion spending plan, which would cover October 2020 through June 2021, aimed to “protect gains we have made, [and] at the same time move forward.
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Teachable Moments at Home: Educating Our Littlest Learners Recording

Learn how parents and caregivers can promote and support early learning at home using common household items and meaningful interactions.
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WEBINAR: Attunement and Resiliency in the Midst of Uncertainty

A discussion of how professionals supporting families can recognize and tune in to their own needs during these changing and uncertain times – especially when they themselves are working parents.
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It’s time to #Reimaginechildcare in New Jersey.

NJ families rely on #childcare to provide safe & nurturing learning environments for babies while they attend work or school. Now all that is at risk.
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We Need to Fund #ChildCare in the Next Stimulus Package!

Tell Congress to be child care champions and provide $50 billion to stabilize the child care industry in the next stimulus package!
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Addressing Maternal Health Inequities During Civic Unrest and the Pandemic

This town hall was held to address the ways that systemic racism has impacted maternal health and what that has meant for many mothers of color over time and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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NJ Parent Virtual Town Hall: Child Care And The Pandemic

The panelists discuss new child care center guidelines, parents going back to work outside of the home, children’s mental health and their own pandemic parenting anecdotes.
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