No Room for Babies

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

The study, which was funded by The Nicholson Foundation, found that less than a third of children under age 3 have access to child care to help them grow and develop.

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One Million Neural Connections...

ZERO TO THREE published an article on baby brain development and the crucial role that parents and caregivers play in building a baby’s brain. A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three, producing more than a million neural connections each second.

To learn more about brain science and how to support a child’s healthy brain development, you can read the full article here.

Out of Reach

Despite New Jersey’s implementation of a child care rating system that helps working parents find the best care for their young children, a new study by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) shows that many child care centers in low-income communities would face enormous challenges meeting and sustaining these higher state standards that define quality, unless the state is able to provide the necessary resources.

“This report provides crucial recommendations for changing how New Jersey pays child care providers in order to support high-quality care for our youngest children – particularly those from low income families,” said Arturo Brito, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation, which funded this study.

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