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State KIDS COUNT
National KIDS COUNT

New Jersey

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

  • Advocates for Children of New Jersey
  • 35 Halsey St.
  • Newark, NJ 07102
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Alana Vega, Kids Count Coordinator

Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 35 years. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. And it means that more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.

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Licensed child care centers
Capacity of licensed child care centers
Registered family child care providers
Chronically Absent Students
Based on a 180-day school year, any student who misses 18 days or more per year — or about two days per month — is considered chronically absent. When students are young, too many absences can reduce their chances of reading proficiently by third grade, a key indicator of long-term academic success.  When students are older, absenteeism places them at risk of not graduating high school, not attending college or failing to find a meaningful career.  

Visit ACNJ's website for more information on chronic absenteeism in New Jersey.