NJ Selected As One of Six States for National "Think Babies" Campaign
New Jersey has been selected as one of six states to take part in the Think Babies campaign, supported by national early childhood advocacy group ZERO TO THREE. The Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to the many issues affecting what babies and families need to thrive.
Expensive, Frustrating, and Scary: New Report Examines NJ’s Child Care Landscape
A Nicholson-funded report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey explores the harsh realities many parents face in seeking child care. The authors conducted focus groups and interviews to learn from parents the challenges they faced finding safe, reliable, and affordable quality child care for infants and toddlers.
Nicholson-Funded Report Recommends Ways to Ensure No Children in NJ Lack Health Insurance
New Jersey Policy Perspective has published an extensive report offering solutions to guarantee that all children in the state have health insurance coverage. Currently, more than 70,000 New Jersey children—3.5% of all kids—lack health insurance. The report identifies barriers to enrollment and recommends 10 concrete actions the state can take to increase accessibility.
Star-Ledger Op-Ed: Early Childhood Investments Are Critical to New Jersey’s Future
In an Op-Ed in The Star-Ledger, The Nicholson Foundation’s Executive Director Arturo Brito and the Turrell Fund’s President and CEO Curtland Fields explain why investments in early childhood education are critical to New Jersey’s future. The Op-Ed also introduces readers to the Right from the Start NJ initiative.
Building Healthy Futures for NJ's Kids - Visit the Right From the Start NJ Website
Right From the Start NJ is a public awareness campaign educating the public at large and New Jersey policy makers about the importance of the early years of child development. The initiative's website highlights ways to support the cognitive, emotional, mental, and physical development of children from birth to age three.
Report Details Efforts to Expand High Quality Childcare in New Jersey
Steps to Quality–a public/private partnership supported by The Nicholson Foundation–has released a report detailing three years of work done to improve the quality of family childcare in New Jersey. Steps to Quality helped pilot the implementation of the Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating and Improvement System with providers in low income areas in three New Jersey counties.