For the first time ever, the 2018 New Jersey Kids Count report–Babies Count, breaks down the data on child well-being to focus on children under age 3, tracking how well infants and toddlers are doing, who they are and the challenges they face.

Dr. Arturo Brito, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation, in his keynote, spoke about the science behind why we need to invest in the first few years of a child’s life.

Read ACNJ’s president/CEO, Cecilia Zalkind, reflection on why making Babies Count is monumental.

In the news:

  • NJ Children Face Social, Health Barriers, Report Shows | Press of Atlantic City
  • NJ Politics Digest: Report Highlights Condition of the State’s Infants and Toddlers | Observer
  • The Babies in New Jersey Who Start Out with ‘Odds Stacked Against Them’ | NJ Spotlight
  • Why these Babies and Toddlers in New Jersey are Getting off to a rocky start in life | NJ.com
  • Some Babies In Jersey Have the Deck Stacked Against Them | NJ 101.5
  • ‘Babies Count’ report looks at the well-being of New Jersey’s youngest | Goerie.com

Want to make a difference for babies in New Jersey? Join the campaign to help make babies a higher state priority. Learn more about the Right From the Start NJ campaign.