What’s New?

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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ACNJ releases NJ Babies Count 2018, A Statewide Profile on Infants and Toddlers

This latest Kids Count report has a focus on data on the well-being of babies zero to three, who they are and the challenges they face.
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Join Think Babies and Act! Day of Action.

Today ZERO TO THREE and partners across the country will tell Senators to Think Babies and Act!™ when funding programs for babies and families.
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Video clips of “Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality” round table discussion

Watch highlights from the "Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality" round table discussion, organized in January 2018.
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NJ was selected as one of six states for the national Think Babies campaign

As part of the campaign ACNJ will bring attention to what babies and families need to thrive at the state level.
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Cradle to Kindergarten Roundtable

Learn about a proposed new plan to combat inequality and view video of the roundtable discussion.
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