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Legislative Hearing Informs Lawmakers of Child Care Industry’s Unprecedented Struggle Amidst Economic Recovery

Thank you to Assemblywoman Mosquera and the members of the Assembly Women and Children Committee for addressing the impact that COVID-19 has had on child care.
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ACNJ Releases Ambitious Roadmap to Close Inequities for NJ Babies

Unlocking Potential, A Roadmap to Making New Jersey the Safest, Healthiest and Most Supportive Place to Give Birth and Raise a Family, a Pritzkers Children's Initiative, includes and intentional focus on eliminating racial inequities and disparities in access to essential supports.
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The Workforce Behind the Workforce: Child Care Workers and the Need to Address Their Compensation

Workforce compensation for child care workers needs to be a higher priority in order to support a vital sector to our state's economy.
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Register: Virtual release of a report on making NJ the best place for young children

Part of the Pritzker Initiative, the report Unlocking Potential: A Roadmap for Making NJ the Safest, Healthiest and Most Supportive Place to Give Birth and Raise a Family provides goals and strategies for improvements in vital services for babies and their families.
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Reopening Child Care in NJ Webinar Recordings and Materials

The first webinar Creating a Blueprint for Reopening will review data and information to develope a plan to reopen your center.
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BLOG: Reopening Child Care After COVID-19 – What Families Can Expect

New Jersey child care centers can reopen on June 15th with additional standards in place to keep staff, children and families safe. Read what those guidelines entail.
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Reopening Child Care in NJ Webinar Series Starting Jun. 5th

The first webinar Creating a Blueprint for Reopening will review data and information to develope a plan to reopen your center.
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NJ Child Care Centers Can Reopen June 15th/ DCF Guidelines now available

NJ's reopening plan includes up to $20 million in health and safety grants for child care centers and youth camps.
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What Child Care Needs to Reopen

Last week, Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children shared a statement with the Murphy administration, providing policy recommendations regarding what child care needs in order to reopen, based on feedback from early childhood providers
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Are you a designated emergency child care center? We want to hear from you!

We want to support you throughout this difficult time and continue to advocate on your behalf.
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Nina Peckman, Staff Attorney

BLOG: New Jersey’s Efforts as it Adjusts to a New Paradigm of Education

Nina Peckman, Staff Attorney, summarizes NJ's efforts to provide instruction to 1.4 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Participate in Black Maternal Health Week

The third annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is a week of awareness, activism, and community building.
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Understanding Unemployment Benefits and Paid Sick Leave Amidst COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to concerns about Unemployment benefits and Paid Sick Leave during COVID-19.
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New Jersey Child Care and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions on Paycheck Protection Program

Get answers to concerns about child care subsidies during as result of COVID-19.
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New Jersey Child Care Subsidies and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to concerns about child care subsidies during as result of COVID-19.
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Educational and fun resources for kids while school is out

Helpful resources to help keep kids learning while having fun!
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Session III Child Care and COVID-19: Understanding Unemployment Benefits

View video of our Session II on Child Care and COVID-19
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Session II Child Care and COVID-19 State and Federal Supports Recording and Resources

View video of our Session II on Child Care and COVID-19
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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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Social Platforms that Help Us Stay Connected

Social distancing does not mean social isolation. Find ways to stay connected.
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