Staff Categories: Early Childhood

Patricia Canning

Patricia Canning is a former management consultant who has built a career in project management in the civic, non-profit and corporate areas. Through civic engagement, Patricia has spent the last 10 years advocating for equity in education for all children and addressing the achievement/opportunity gap for children. She brings her advocacy experience and her project […]

Diane Dellanno

Diane Dellanno, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a policy analyst and member of the early childhood team at ACNJ. Her primary role has been to develop an infant/toddler advocacy campaign to improve early learning policies, programs and funding for infants and toddlers in New Jersey. Diane has authored several issue briefs on topics related […]

Daynne Glover

Daynne Glover, is a Policy and Outreach Associate supporting New Jersey’s Pritzker Children’s Initiative, Think Babies and the Early Learning team at ACNJ. Daynne has held many roles supporting child care in New Jersey over the last 15 years. Prior to her role at ACNJ, Daynne was the Assistant Director of a county child care […]

Hannah Korn-Heilner

Hannah Korn-Heilner is the Outreach Coordinator at ACNJ, assisting the Early Learning Team by collecting stories from parents and providers, and helping to train advocates. She obtained her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Management and Policy from Rutgers University. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the New Jersey Community Development Corporation […]

Cynthia Rice

Cynthia Rice is an attorney and senior policy analyst on ACNJ’s early childhood team. Her responsibilities include identifying, monitoring, writing about and advocating for critical early childhood education issues, especially around preschool, child care and linking preschool to the early elementary years. Cynthia works closely with state leaders and legislators to help make children a […]