Data Hub for Babies

Babies Count, A New Jersey Kids Count Report

ACNJ released its first-ever Babies Count data report. This Kids Count report focuses on New Jersey’s children from birth to age 3, highlighting data surrounding the need for children to have strong families, healthy starts and positive early learning experiences.

Protecting Infants and Toddlers: A Five-Year Review  In 2012, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) published a brief, The Littlest Victims: Protecting Babies from Abuse and Neglect, which examined policy and practice for young children under the care of the state child protection system. This latest update finds that much has changed.

Read the findings.

No Room for Babies: Center-based Infant-Toddler Child Care in Short Supply
Finding safe, reliable and affordable high-quality child care is a challenge for many working parents. This report reveals the deep shortage of options for New Jersey’s very young children. Read the full report

View an interactive map of NJ’s licensed child care centers that provide infant-toddler care in New Jersey.  The map allows a view of centers participating in Grow NJ Kids, NJ’s child care rating and improvement system.

Download State and County fact sheets

Expensive, Frustrating and Scary: Parents Reveal the Realities of Finding Child Care for Babies This report summarizes the challenges of finding safe, reliable, and affordable quality child care for infant-toddlers shared by parents in a series of focus groups and interviews.

Quality Costs How Much?! Estimating the Cost of Quality Child Care in New Jersey To determine what it would cost to ensure all children are cared for in high‐quality child care settings, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) teamed up with national early childhood financing expert Anne Mitchell to conduct a cost-estimation study using real budgets and cost data from NJ child care providers early care and education stakeholders.

Read ACNJ’s recommendations to support quality child care.