Dear Friend,

This year was an exciting time for ACNJ. Our campaign to develop stronger policies and programs for children from birth to age 3 has grown exponentially, leading to big wins for New Jersey's youngest children.

Join us in the celebration.

At this year's annual breakfast, ACNJ will be recognizing the following individuals who were instrumental to the success of Strolling Thunder NJ 2019, as well as increased investments in state child care funding:

2019 4th Annual Breakfast Honorees

  • Jesse Burns, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of New Jersey
  • Carl Boyd, Parent Advocate
  • Noame Dunnell, Parent Advocate
  • Colleen Hicks, Parent Advocate
  • Jamila Jendayi, Parent Advocate
  • Tracy Miller, Parent Advocate
  • Mahassin Parker, Parent Advocate
  • Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Director Zadie‚Äôs Early Childhood Center, East Orange
  • Heidi Zaentz, Director, Monmouth Day Care, Red Bank
  • Candace Raymond, Director, Happy Today and Bright Tomorrow Child Care Center, Union City
  • Valerie Frost-Lewis, Director/Owner, Peppermint Tree Child Development Center, Toms River
  • Sister Donna Minster, Camden County Department of Children Services

Purchase tickets
Wednesday, December 4th,
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course
3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Host a table!
Consider becoming a sponsor and invite colleagues and friends.


Advocates for Children of New Jersey | 35 Halsey Street Newark , New Jersey 07102

Questions? Email us at or call us at  (973) 643-3876.

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