President: Cynthia Soete
President Elect: Rebekka Zydel
First Vice President: Angie DeFazio
Second Vice President: Cristin Repas
Secretary: Casey Orlando
Michelle Burress, Michele Gregorio, Jennifer Santana, Melissa A. Rivera-Serna and Kathy Simone
Members-at-large continuing their terms on the Board will be Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude, Karen Humphris, Alicia Jenks, Jennifer Metzger and Lorri Sullivan
Northwest: Carmela McCleary
Northeast: Kaitlyn Sweeny
Central: Maribel Tapia
Southern: Elmoria Thomas
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MEMBERS – Please be sure to Review the Newly Revised Coalition for Infant Toddler Educators Bylaws as of 1/5/2022. These will be pending approval at our upcoming CITE Conference on May 14, 2022.
For Election to State Board of Directors
Officers (serve for 1 year)
|1st Vice President||Christin Repas|
|2nd Vice President||Vacancy|
At-Large Members (serve for 2 years)
Michelle Burress, Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude, Michele Gregario, Karen Humphris, Alicia Jenks, Melissa Rivera-Serna, Jennifer Santana Kathryn Simone, and Lorri Sullivan.
ACNJ, along with parents and child care providers, met with Senator Bob Menendez last week for a roundtable discussion on why affordable, high-quality child care matters. Child care is in crisis, and has been long before the pandemic. Between soaring costs, lack of availability, staff shortages and more, the industry has been operating on razor-thin margins and is in danger of collapsing.
Now, Senator Menendez wants to hear from you as he crafts federal legislation to help the industry and parents! Right now, he is working to pass legislation to ensure any family making under $213,000 in New Jersey will pay no more than 7% of their income on child care – saving a typical New Jersey family as much as $27,000. Send him a tweet on why affordable #childcare matters, and let him know how you would #ReimagineChildCare on the federal level. Make sure you tag @ACNJForKids and use the hashtag #WOTYC22