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Advocates for Children of New JerseyJune 6 , 2017     


Primaries are today.  Don't forget to vote!
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Center-based child care options for N.J. babies in short supply

While finding child care is a challenge for many working parents, ACNJ's new study reveals a deep shortage of options for New Jersey’s very young children.

The report, No Room for Babies: Center-based Infant-Toddler Child Care in Short Supply finds that less than a third of children under age 3 have access to child care to help them grow and develop.

  • View interactive map of licensed child care centers that provide care to children under 3-years-old, with the option of filtering by participation in Grow NJ Kids, the state’s child care rating and improvement system.
  • Read full report.

Spread the word about summer meals!

We’re gearing up for our annual campaign to spread the word about summer meals. Please help! Visit njsummermeals.org to learn more about summer meals, download flyers and find social media messages, media materials and other resources to spread the word in your community.

Tens of thousands of New Jersey students rely on school meals during the academic year. When school’s out, hunger sets in for these students. Despite free meals being served in communities across the state, just 21 percent of our kids received these meals in 2016. Please help spread the word!

Zalkind: Top 100 NJ 2017 Policymakers from Insider NJ

Last month, ACNJ President/CEO Cecilia Zalkind made the list for Insider NJ's 2017 top 100 policymakers, as "one of the state’s foremost experts in child welfare, early care and education."  You can find her on page 38. Congrats Ceil!

Insider NJ's 2017 edition of the Insider 100: Policymakers.

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