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For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019

CONTACT: Lana Lee, (973) 643-3876 (office) | (609) 651-5855 (cell)  | llee@acnj.org

Governor Murphy's Commitment to Help Working Families Must Include Child Care Plan 

Today, Cecilia Zalkind, president and CEO of Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), released the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State address:

"ACNJ applauds Governor Murphy's commitment to New Jersey's working families and their children, particularly his support of continued preschool expansion. However, one of the biggest costs for working families in New Jersey is child care, averaging $220 per week for an infant in a licensed center. Families are burdened by the cost of child care, which rivals housing and college costs as a percentage of family budgets. New Jersey cannot support its working families without a stronger child care system."


Advocates for Children of New Jersey is a statewide, non-profit child research and action organization, committed to giving every child the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated. 

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.



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