Accessible and affordable quality child care

Accessible and affordable quality child care that meets the needs of every New Jersey family

Today, there is a wide gap between those who have access to quality child care and those who need it, which harms the future success of our children and our state. Research shows that 40 percent of New Jersey communities are child care deserts due to the lack of access to child care for infants and toddlers. We need child care for every family that needs it. Flexible child care options, and financial support to reduce the costs of child care for families are what’s needed now as we reimagine child care. In a recent survey, two out of every five parents said that finding quality care within their budget had become more difficult. We need child care for every family that needs it, flexible options to meet their needs, and financial support to reduce costs for families. When quality child care is available and affordable for every New Jersey infant and toddler, our communities and economy will thrive.