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Friedman-Krauss Allison, Barnett W. Steven, Li Zijia, September 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The Covid-19 pandemic upended the nation’s child care system and New Jersey is no exception. Over the last year, the Infant and Toddler Policy Research Center at the National Institute for Early Education Research (ITC@NIEER) conducted three…

Ackerman Debra J., July 2021
Other

The report is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an overview of how child care quality is conceptualized, as well as the link between high-quality programmatic inputs and a provider’s operating costs. Section 2 explores research…

Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
This study was funded by The Nicholson Foundation and conducted by the FDU Poll. The online survey was designed to provide estimates of adults in New Jersey with children age 3 years and younger. The survey was conducted February 5-21, 2021 with 781…
Barnett W. Steven, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this “snapshot” we highlight some key facts and questions relating to infant toddler care in New Jersey based on several of the ITC’s initial projects. For example, New Jersey’s child care subsidy program serves just a small fraction of eligible…
Barnett W. Steven, Li Zijia, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The data analyzed for this report were obtained from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) 2012 and 2019 cohorts, which were conducted mainly through mail surveys using a two-phase sampling method by the U.S. Census Bureau. Survey…
Garver Karin A., February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Paying for child care is challenging, and the quality enhancing measures recommended here increase the challenge. Although these increases are significant, they are what is necessary to move New Jersey’s infant and toddler care programs into the…
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Hallam Rena A., January, 2021
Other
This report identifies key data needed to inform policy making regarding child care for children under age 3 in New Jersey. As a first step, we set out the available basic facts on New Jersey's infant and toddler population, their child care…
Garver Karin A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state's child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time,…
Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, September, 2020
Other
Between August 17-24, 2020 The Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll conducted an online survey funded by The Nicholson Foundation to provide estimates of adults in New Jersey with children age 35 months and younger. The survey was conducted with 914…
Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll, September, 2020
Reports & Papers

This study was funded by The Nicholson Foundation and conducted by the FDU Poll. The online survey was designed to provide estimates of adults in New Jersey with children age 35 months and younger. The survey was conducted August 17-24, 2020 with…

Advocates for Children of New Jersey, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
To better understand the availability of center-based child care for infants and toddlers, ACNJ conducted a survey to examine the supply of available slots compared to the number of young children likely to need care because all parents work. To get…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Results indicate that at current funding levels, most early care and education providers will not be sustainable at the higher levels of Grow NJ Kids, which is the States definition of quality. For programs that provide care for large percentages of…
Rice Cynthia, Shore Valerie C., November, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief discusses the barriers to achieving a qualified infant/toddler workforce in terms of requirements, cost of education/professional development, and staff incentives, as well as the value in investing in these areas in the state of New…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, May, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
With a new 4-year, $44 million federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, New Jersey is now beginning to implement a statewide "quality rating and improvement system" (QRIS), similar to those in place in 36 states and the District of…
Rice Cynthia, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
New Jersey is at a crossroads. In December, the state was one of six to receive a $44 million grant from the federal government's 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge fund to improve access to high-quality early learning and development…