Census 2020 and COVID-19

CITE is pleased to offer this message and resources about Census 2020 from Advocates for Children of NJ!

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the importance of the social safety net (child care funding, Medicaid, SNAP, school meals, hospitals) has never been clearer, which makes it even more important to have an accurate Census count. The 2020 Census will determine the funding our schools, hospitals and communities get for the next decade!

Although the pandemic has impacted and delayed Census operations, people can still self-respond safely, confidentially and easily from home (online at, over the phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail). It’s important that we emphasize this to parents and families to ensure all kids are counted.

Here are some ideas for action: Continue reading

Example of Parent & Caregiver Engagement Cards

Long time CITE member, Mary Lou Allen, initiated these ‘Building Brains from Birth to 36 Months of Life’  parent & caregiver engagement cards!
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