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:
- Quality, affordable child care;
- Time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development;
- and strong physical health and nutrition.
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.
- Advocacy 101
- Letter to Editors
- Talking Points
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