NJ Kids Count Update and What's in the American Rescue Plan for Children


Updated New Jersey Kids Count Data Dashboard Now Available 

In an effort to continue to highlight important trends impacting our state's children, ACNJ will be updating our ACNJ Kids Count Data Dashboard on a quarterly basis. We encourage you to use these data to inform your programs, write grant reports and educate members of your community.


Peter Chen Explains How the COVID-19 Tax Relief Lifts Children Out of Poverty

The historic Child Tax Credit expansion allows credits of $3,600 for each child under age 6 and $3,000 for each child ages 6 to 17 to almost all families, a change which would benefit roughly 1.6 million kids in New Jersey and lift tens of thousands out of poverty. The changes deserve to be celebrated by child advocates and parents, especially if the changes become permanent. So please share this information with family, friends and colleagues!


Don't Miss Upcoming Webinar on Child Care Funding

Join us on March 18th at 9:30a.m. for a webinar on the latest in federal and state child care funding and policies. The morning will include a discussion on what we ALL need to do to make sure that New Jersey’s child care system remains viable for young children and their families. Hosted by ACNJ, presenters include Danielle Ewen, Principal at Education Counsel and previous Director of Child Care and Early Education at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), as well as New Jersey Think Babies partners.


What’s in the American Rescue Plan for Young Children and Families

The newly passed American Rescue Plan provides critical and unprecedented opportunities for states to support infants, toddlers and their families. On April 6th at 2p.m., ZERO TO THREE and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) will be hosting a webinar on equitable and effective state implementation strategies for the American Rescue Plan that build strong foundations for families with young children.

If you have any questions about this e-newsletter, contact Eloisa Hernandez at eloisa@acnj.org or call 973.643.3876 x208

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

Questions? Email us at advocates@acnj.org or call us at  (973) 643-3876.

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