ACNJ Advocacy Hub for Babies 

A baby's brain develops rapidly in the first three years of life, building the foundation for later learning, behavior and health. The early relationships, environments and experiences during this period set the stage for what happens later in life. Good experiences supports healthy growth and development. Family instability, poverty, poor health care and low-quality early learning environments adversely impact long-term health and development. Because success begins at birth, ACNJ is calling for state leaders to do more for our children right from the start. We are gearing our advocacy efforts to ensure that New Jersey supports:

The Issues

Quality Infant/Toddler Child Care

Paid Family Leave

Home Visitation

Infant Mental Well-Being

Resources

Advocacy Toolkit

Data

Reports

Videos

The Issues

Quality Infant/Toddler Child Care

Paid Family Leave

Home VisitationInfant Mental Well-Being

Resources

Advocacy Toolkit

Data

Reports

Videos

What are people saying about the issues?

Strolling Thunder NJ 2018 was a success! Watch video of the rally with babies at the Statehouse.

Sen. Cory Booker with Steve Adubato Discusses How Children Must be made a Higher Priority.

ACNJ is a lead partner in New Jersey’s Right from the Start campaign and a proud partner of the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies campaign, working to promote enriching early experiences and a strong foundation for development from the start. Read about our partners

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RightFromTheStartNJ.org
Learn more about the critical importance of the early years of child development, from birth to three.

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ThinkBabies.org
Learn more about the national issues affecting children.