New Jersey

Our allies in New Jersey have a 40-year track record of delivering policy wins for infants and toddlers.

State Allies:

Advocates for Children of New Jersey • Newark, NJ
Top Priorities for 2020

Expansion of more high-quality child care for babies

Continued expansion of preschool to more communities

More access to home visitation services

In 2019, New Jersey advocates had big wins across the early childhood spectrum, from early education to paid leave.

  • $68 million to maintain and expand access to state-funded preschools
  • $54 million for child care subsidies
  • Medicaid reimbursement for doulas
  • $9 million for child care specifically earmarked to address the minimum wage increase
  • $23 million allocated to reduce parent child care co-pays by 50 percent
  • Increased the eligibility period to receive paid leave from six to 12 weeks and raised the cap on the reimbursement an applicant can receive up to 85% of their wages, up to $850

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape New Jersey early childhood state policy.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

Latest News from New Jersey:

New Jersey

Learning from New Jersey

A site visit to Abbott Preschool in New Jersey provided advocates from across country the opportunity to hear the inspiring story of how they have transformed their early learning programs – from birth through 3rd grade – over the past 20 years, following the implementation of a court order requiring expansion of high quality preschool programs to address inequities in their education system and how that first step led to the development of the state’s broader early learning system.

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