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Steve Adubato and US Senator Cory Booker Discuss How Children Must be a Priority

Cory Booker

During a recent half hour special on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato, US Senator Cory Booker talked about the need for the US to make young children a priority and how the country lags behind others when it comes to helping children achieve their greatest potential.

Dealing with a Defiant Toddler

Defiant Toddler

It’s a natural part of your child’s development process to be difficult at times. s parents, we have to demonstrate positive ways they can channel that control instead. Here are some tips.

Helping Young Children Learn to Share

Learn to Share

Toddlers don't often know how to share well, but it’s not from a lack of parenting. Young children don't have social skills, like empathy, to share successfully.

The Benefits of Introducing Music to Your Baby

Benefits of Music

Music is enjoyable for babies, but it also provides health benefits as well. Music can help your baby identify language rhythms and learn new words.

Steve Adubato and Kaitlin Mulcahy Discuss the Importance of Educating Child Care Employees to Improve Care

Kaitlin Mulcahy

Steve Adubato talks with Kaitlin Mulcahy, Associate Director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University, about the importance of educating child care professionals in New Jersey in order to improve childcare as a whole. She also talks about how crucial it is for parents to think about their child’s development even before they are born.

Early Learning and Literacy Skills

Early Learning and Literacy Skills

Reading to your child helps develop early literacy skills, and it’s never too early to start. Here are some tips to make reading part of your daily routine.

Steve Adubato and Joe Della Fave Discuss the Positive Impacts of Investing in Early Childhood Education

Joe Della Fave

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Joseph Della Fave, Executive Director, Ironbound Community Corporation, to discuss the importance of investing in early childhood education and the impact it has on the overall development of children.

Steve Adubato and Beverly Lynn Discuss Programs for Parents Which Help Families Get Affordable Childcare

Beverly Lynn

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Beverly Lynn, CEO of Programs for Parents, to discuss the ways in which her organization connects families to affordable childcare facilities.

Steve Adubato and Pamela Clarke Discuss Prenatal and Postnatal Brain Development

Pamela Clarke

Pamela Clarke, President & CEO, Newark Community Health Center, explains how development of a human begins at conception and continues through a child’s early years.

New Sleep Recommendations for Young Children

Sleep Recommendations

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has issued recommendations for the amount of sleep needed for children to maintain optimal health.

Steve Adubato Asks Key NJ Policy-Makers about the State’s Role in Caring for Infants and Toddlers

Steve Sweeney

Steve Adubato is joined by several, key New Jersey policy-makers on State of Affairs. Senate President Steve Sweeney; Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver; NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner Chair, Carole Johnson; and Senate Committee Education Chair, Senator Teresa Ruiz offer their thoughts on the role the state should play in caring for New Jersey’s youngest population.

Joanna Gagis and Kaitlin Mulcahy Discuss Tips on Choosing Quality and Affordable Childcare

Kaitlin Mulcahy

Joanna Gagis and Kaitlin Mulcahy, Associate Director of the Center for Autism & Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University, discuss tips to parents on choosing quality and affordable childcare.

Steve Adubato and Bonnie Eggenburg Discuss the Changes in Access to NJ's Early Childhood Education

Bonnie Eggenburg

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one to talk with Bonnie Eggenburg, VP of Gateway Early Head Start and Head Start programs, about the comprehensive services her organization provides to families. Eggenburg also explains how she believes access to early childhood education is changing.

Steve Adubato and Jennifer Santana Discuss the Importance of Quality Childcare in New Jersey

Jennifer Santana

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Jennifer Santana, President of Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators and Early Head Start Manager for Center for Family Resources, to discuss the availability and affordability of quality childcare in New Jersey, the importance of continuity of care for infants and the challenges childcare workers face in the state.

Steve Adubato and Keri Logosso-Misurell Discuss the Critical Impact of Childcare, Health and Education Have on Infants and Toddlers

Keri Logosso-Misurell

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Keri Logosso-Misurell, Esq., Director, Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition, about the critical impact education, health and childcare have on the development of infants and toddlers birth to three years old.

Steve Adubato and Early Childhood Experts Look at the State's Role in Helping Families with Young Children

RFTSNJ Pt.3

In Part 3 of a special three-part series featuring Right From the Start NJ, Steve Adubato, along with leaders in the fields of education, government, and business look at the advocacy efforts on the state and national level to ensure parents have access to affordable and quality childcare and time with their children at the most critical developmental times - from birth to three years old.

Steve Adubato and Early Childhood Experts Examine the Impact of Caregivers and Childcare on a
Child's Development

RFTSNJ Pt.2

In Part 2 of a special three-part series featuring Right From the Start NJ, Steve Adubato, along with leaders in the fields of education, government, and business look at the need for quality child care within New Jersey and the role teachers, caregivers and parents play in their child's development from birth to three years old.

Steve Adubato and Early Childhood Experts Discuss the Critical Development in Infants and Toddlers
from Birth to Three

RFTSNJ Pt.1

In Part 1 of a special three-part series featuring Right From the Start NJ, Steve Adubato, along with leaders in the fields of education, government, and business examine the scientific and sociological aspects of early development of infants and toddlers from birth to three years old.

Now's the Time: Parenting

Now's the Time: Parenting

Do you have a child younger than three years old? This video will show you how to support your baby’s early learning.

Now's the Time: Early Learning

Now's the Time: Early Learning

Do you have a child younger than three years old? This video will show you how to support your baby’s early learning.

Now's the Time: Brain Development

Now's the Time: Brain Development

Do you have a child younger than three years old? This video will share ways you can help support your baby’s developing brain.

Dr. Kendell Sprott and Steve Adubato Discuss the Importance of Early Education and Affordable Childcare

Kendell Sprott

Dr. Kendell Sprott, JD, President & CEO, Matheny Medical and Education Center, discuss the importance of early education and early development and the challenges many parents face in finding affordable, quality child care for their infants and toddlers on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.

Healthy Eating for Babies and Toddlers

Healthy Eating for Babies and Toddlers

When babies begin eating solid food, new patterns develop that are key to future nutrition and overall health.

Helping Your Baby Learn to Speak

Helping Your Baby Learn to Speak

Learning language starts at birth when your baby begins to hear voices and soon understands the spoken word.

Tips for Choosing a Childcare Program

Tips for Choosing a Childcare Program

Look for a facility that is licensed, and which other parents can recommend. Then ask about their policies for discipline, feeding, and toilet training.

Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

Cradle to Kidergarten

Cutting-edge policy ideas on how to improve early childhood education and close persistent educational achievement gaps in New Jersey were discussed at the Cradle To Kindergarten book signing and roundtable discussion on January 29, 2018.

Steve Adubato and Matthew Melmed Discuss Critical Brain Development from Birth to Three on Caucus: New Jersey

Matthew Melmed

Matthew Melmed, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE sits down with Steve Adubato on Caucus: New Jersey to explain why birth to three is a critical time for a child’s brain development, especially the first two years. Melmed also shares the importance of relationships between a child and parent/caregiver.

New Guidelines for Safe Infant Sleep

new guidelines for safe infant sleep

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines on sleep environments for babies to reduce cases of SIDS and promote safety and well-being.

Steve Adubato and Childhood Experts Discuss Right From the Start NJ: The Critical Years Birth to Three

right from the start nj

The Right From the Start NJ Campaign was recently featured on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato. Birth to three years old is a critical time during brain development. This panel examines what exactly happens to a child’s brain during this time, what quality early education looks like, and reviews the rate of disparity of child care costs and the need for increased financial support from the state.

Arturo Brito MD, Speaks About Supporting the Right From the Start NJ Campaign

Arturo Brito MD, speaks about supporting the Right From The Start NJ campaign

Dr. Arturo Brito, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation, discusses RFTSNJ at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Building a Culture of Health in NJ" event.

Cecilia Zalkind Explains to Steve Adubato Why NJ's Childcare System is in Crisis

MJs Childcare System in Crisis

Cecilia Zalkind, President & CEO, Advocates for Children of New Jersey joins State of Affairs with Steve Adubato to discuss the findings of the ACNJ study on child care for children in the birth to three age range, and explains why New Jersey’s child care system is in crisis.

Steve Adubato Speaks with NJ Governor, Phil Murphy, on Childcare and Public Policy in New Jersey

phil murphy

Steve Adubato speaks with Governor Phil Murphy, regarding childcare and public policy in New Jersey.

Steve Adubato Speaks with Both NJ Gubernatorial Candidates Regarding Childcare and Public Policy

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New Jersey’s Next Governor with Steve Adubato” is a two-part special featuring in-depth interviews with gubernatorial candidates Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R) and Ambassador Phil Murphy (D). Steve Adubato speaks with both candidates regarding childcare and public policy in New Jersey.

Social & Emotional Wellness in Babies and Toddlers

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How can we promote the social and emotional wellness of babies and toddlers? Even our very first experiences as babies and toddlers can have a lifelong impact on our social and emotional health. How the adults in our lives treat us and care for us demonstrates how we are valued, and provides the backbone of our self esteem. 

Screen Time for Young Children

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What do the experts say about screen time for young children? The American Academy of Pediatrics has new guidelines that may surprise you. For children under 18 months old, they recommend no screen time at all. For children between 18 months and two years, limited and supervised time in front of devices for less than

Sen. Teresa M. Ruiz Joins Steve Adubato to Share the Importance of Early Childhood Development in NJ

Senator Ruiz

Senator Teresa M. Ruiz (D)- NJ, speaks about the importance of early childhood development in New Jersey on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

The Importance of Paid Family Leave for Children

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The Family Medical & Leave Act currently allows parents up to 12 weeks leave from their jobs in cases such as pregnancy.