New Jersey’s Child Care Crisis Highlighted in the News

Posted on April 13, 2023

From participating a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to sharing her insight with news radio NJ 101.5, ACNJ Senior Policy Analyst Cynthia Rice recently spoke on the state's child care crisis. The high cost for parents and a child care staffing shortage were cited as the the two main reasons parents struggle to the find the care they need to enable them to go to work.

“There are no teachers to fill those classrooms because they can go elsewhere and make more money," Rice said. “Too often, child care providers can only afford to offer minimum wage and no benefits, and as a result people are going elsewhere.”

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This is How Unaffordable Child Care is for Most Families | NJ 101.5 FM | April 1, 2023

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'On the brink': Sherrill, state officials discuss solutions to child care crisis | Daily Record | April 4, 2023