VIDEOS

The Importance of Experiencing Love During Childhood

Bill Gannon

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to speak with Reverend Bill Gannon, Retired Reverend at Episcopal Diocese of Newark & Turrell Fund Trustee, about the importance of surrounding children with love throughout their childhood into adulthood.

Education Commissioner Discusses New Focus on Birth to Three for School Readiness

Lamony Repollet

Dr. Lamont Repollet, Commissioner New Jersey Department of Education, discusses the state's approach to helping children from birth to three to help them achieve success in school in pre-k and kindergarten.

Promoting Early Math Skills

Math Skills

Sure, your toddler is not going to perform complex calculations, but math concepts can be taught from a young age. Studies show that a child’s math skills at the start of kindergarten are among the strongest indicators of future academic success. What can we do as parents to promote early math understanding?

Dept. of Health Commissioner Explains $54 Million from State to Help Offset Child Care Costs

Carole Johnson

Carole Johnson, Commissioner, NJ Department of Health, explains how the $54 million from the state will be used to help increase child care subsidy rates, so more families can afford quality child care.

Senate President Sweeney on the Importance of Supporting Infants from Birth

Steve Sweeney

Senate President Steve Sweeney explains that the state needs to support children from birth, not just from Pre-K and on, because that's when the brain is developing.

Newark Public Schools to Start Addressing Needs of Children Younger Than Three with Steve Adubato

Roger Leon

Steve Adubato is joined by Roger Leon, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools who explains how their NPS 2020 plan will include addressing the needs of children and famliies before age three and after they graduate.

The Impact of Quality Early Child Care on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

David Zuckerman

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to talk to Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman about the importance of making child care more affordable for Vermont families and the national impact of healthy early childhood development.

The Importance of Early Intervention

Early Intervention

The years zero to three are crucial years for every child, but for children who are showing signs of developmental delays, addressing them early is essential. Early intervention helps keep these children on a path to making the most of the fundamental abilities and skills developed during the early years of life.

Let's Grow Kids CEO Discusses Child Care for all Vermont Children with Steve Adubato

Aly Richards

Steve Adubato goes on-location to The Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to sit down with Aly Richards, CEO, Let’s Grow Kids, to discuss their mission to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. They also discuss the impact of child care on the healthy development of all children.

Creating More Access to Child Care on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Kay Hendon

Steve Adubato goes on-location to The Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to talk to Kay Hendon, Senior Program Officer, The Nicholson Foundation, about affordability and accessibility of high quality child care, as well as the importance of developing more childcare facilities across New Jersey.

Breaking Barriers Through Mister Rogers Neighborhood on Think Tank with Steve Adubato

Francois Clemmons

Steve Adubato goes on-location to The Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to sit down with Dr. Francois Clemmons, singer and actor from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, to discuss Dr. Clemmons’ groundbreaking role as Officer Clemmons on the show, the impact of Mister Rogers Neighborhood on generations of children, and the lessons Fred Rogers taught Dr. Clemmons about the importance of love.

The Lasting Legacy of Fred Rogers on Think Tank with Steve Adubato

Junlei Li

Steve Adubato goes on-location to The Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to talk to Dr. Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Fellow at Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. Steve and Dr. Li discuss the lasting legacy of Fred Rogers, the impact of simple, everyday acts of love and the state of children’s television and media today.

The Positive Effects of the Arts on Your Child

positive effects of arts

Participation in arts-based activities during early childhood has proven benefits in social-emotional development and academics later in life. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. And the process of making arts can improve fine motor skills, spatial understanding, and of course, creativity.

Mark Sustic and Steve Adubato Discuss the Impact of Screen Time on Development

Mark Sustic

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to talk to Mark Sustic, Executive Director, Young Tradition Vermont & Turrell Fund Trustee, about the impact of screen-time on the development of young children and how technology and media should be experienced in an interactive way with an adult.

Think Tank with Steve Adubato Examines the Importance of Quality Child Care

Turrell Fund Day

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to discuss the importance of affordable, quality child care for children 0-3 with four early childhood development experts.

State of Affairs with Steve Adubato Examines the Impact of ACES on Children

Lamacchia & Zimmerman

Steve Adubato sits down with Michael Lamacchia MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, and Ilise Zimmerman, President & CEO of Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ, to discuss how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) make an impact on health and why it is important for medical professionals to go further in assessing and nurturing children.

Coping with a Crying Child

Coping with a Crying Child

Few parenting experiences are more stressful than a baby who won’t stop crying. Before children are able to talk, crying is a way for them to communicate their needs and wants. Start with the basics. Is your baby hungry or tired? Does she need to be changed or moved to a different position? Try rocking your baby, wearing her, or picking her up.

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and Steve Adubato Discuss the Goverment's Role in Helping Infants and Toddlers

Mikie Sherrill

U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D) - NJ shares her views on the government's responsibility to help infants and toddlers thrive on Think Tank with Steve Adubato.

First Friends and Relationship-Building

First Friends

Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s lives. Making friends begins with learning how to play. Children need practice in order to learn to share, take turns, resolve conflict, and feel the joy of friendship.

The Impact of an Accurate 2020 Census Explained on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

Peter Chen

Steve Adubato talks with Peter Chen, Policy Counsel, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, about the upcoming 2020 Census and how it is crucial for all children in New Jersey to be included in the Census count.

How to Choose a Preschool

Choose Preschool

Choosing a preschool can be daunting and difficult. Ask around for recommendations from trusted sources. Search for programs that meet your family needs in terms of schedule and budget.

The Importance of Investing in NJ's Families and Children on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

Diane Dellanno

ACNJ Policy Analyst, Diane Dellanno, explains the importance of investing in childcare for ages 0 to 3 and NJ’s new Paid Family Leave Program on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato.

Caldwell University Professor Examines Screen Time For Young Children and Teenagers on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Stephanie Sitnick

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Stephanie Sitnick Ph.D., Assistant Psychology Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Caldwell University, to talk about the debate over screen time for young children and teenagers. Sitnick also provides tips for parents looking to manage their children's screen time.

Dr. Denise Rodgers and Steve Adubato Examine The Impact of Trauma on Childhood Development

Denise Rodgers

Denise Rodgers, MD, Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers University, discusses the impact of trauma on child development and the critical period of development between the ages of birth to three.

Mental Health for Babies & Toddlers

Mental Health

Children’s early experiences affect the development of their brains and their health. Mental health for babies and toddlers is linked to the quality of children’s early relationships and how their social and emotional development is affected.

Steve Adubato and NJTV Correspondent Michael Hill discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences on State of Affairs

Michael Hill

Steve Adubato and Michael Hill, Correspondent at NJTV News, discuss “Trauma’s Tragedy and Treatment” a 5-part NJTV special series focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to overcome them.

Asw. Shavonda Sumter Examines NJ's Black Infant Mortality Rate on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato

Shavonda Sumter

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assembly Majority Leader, explains the need for NJ to invest in healthcare to improve the high rates of black infant mortality rate.

Why You Should Participate in the 2020 Census

Census 2020

A lot of very important decisions are made based on the results of the US Census, conducted every 10 years. Programs that benefit children and families, such as subsidized child care, early intervention services, and children's health insurance, all depend on accurate census returns.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin Weighs in on NJ's Black Infant Mortality Rate on State of Affairs

Craig Coughlin

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D) discussed the proposed bills that will address New Jersey's high black infant mortality rate.

Steve Adubato Discusses Arts Education and its Impact on Child Development on Caucus: New Jersey

Panel

Steve Adubato speaks with Amy Burns, Lauren Meehan and Matt Ross, who are all passionate about the importance of music and the arts in a child’s life, staring as early as birth.

Steve Adubato and One River School Founder Discuss Art Education in the Suburbs

Matt Ross

Matt Ross, Founder, One River School of Art and Design talks with Steve Adubato about his focus on teaching art through the lens of living artists and bringing art education to the suburbs.

Newark Arts Education Roundtable Director Shares Importance of Art in Community Development on Caucus: New Jersey

Lauren Meehan

Lauren Meehan, Director, Newark Arts Education Roundtable, talks about how art is essential to a complete education and to the overall healthy development of communities.

Amy Burns Explains to Steve Adubato the Benefit of Exposing Infants to Music

Amy Burns

Amy Burns, Music Teacher, Far Hills Country Day School and Chair, Early Childhood Music Education, NJ Music Education Association, shares the benefits of exposing children to music even before birth to enhance their learning ability.

Preparing for Parenthood

Prepaing  for Partenthood

Becoming a parent is a big change that will have an enormous effect on the rest of your life, so expecting that a few adjustments may be necessary is wise planning.

Building Your Baby's Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Building a strong foundation of self-esteem in your child is important. When children have a good sense of self-esteem they feel worthy of success and happiness, are confident in their abilities, and can cope with the basic challenges of life.

The Powerful Lessons of Play

Playful Lessons

One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that children’s play and learning are two different things. In fact, children learn much from the process of play that will help them later in both academics and life.

Steve Adubato Examines the Importance of Quality Child Care with The Permanent Fund's CEO and President

Richards/Davis

Steve Adubato talks with Aly Richards, CEO, and Rick Davis, President of The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, about the Permanent Fund’s advocacy model for increasing awareness of the importance of quality, affordable childcare and how improvement of childcare access can positively impact business, the economy and healthcare.

Dr. Arturo Brito and Steve Adubato Discuss the Goal to Raise Awareness of "ACEs"

Arturo Brito

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the "Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids" event to talk to Arturo Brito, Executive Director, The Nicholson Foundation, about the partnership with the Turrell Fund and The Burke Foundation and how together their goal is to raise awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Steve Adubato Examine the Critical Need to Address "ACEs"

Nadine Burke Harris

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the "Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids" event to speak with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Founder & CEO, Center for Youth Wellness, about the importance of pediatricians to screen for ACEs in a primary care setting in order to prevent more problems later in life.

Burke Foundation CEO and Steve Adubato Discuss the Importance of Funding Behind "ACEs"

James Burke

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the "Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids" event to speak with James Burke, President & Chairman, Burke Foundation, about his organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of at-risk children and the importance of the partnership with the Nicholson Foundation and the Turrell Fund.

First Lady Tammy Murphy and Steve Adubato Discuss the Role of Government in Addressing "ACEs"

Tammy Murphy

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the "Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids" event to speak with Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, about the role of the state government in supporting the healthy development of infants and toddlers.

NJ's Commissioner of Children & Families and Steve Adubato Examine the Short and Long Term Impact of "ACEs

Christin eBeyer

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the "Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids" event to talk to Christine Norbut Beyer, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Children & Families, about the short and long-term effects of children exposed to neglect and abuse and how her department deals with children in these situations.

The Role of Grandparents and Extended Family

Extended Family

The parent-child relationship is a bond that lasts a lifetime, but other family have important roles to play too--aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially grandparents. The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is second in emotional importance only to the relationship between parent and child.

Steve Adubato and Rick Davis Discuss the Societal Impact of the Lack of Quality Child Care

Richards/Davis

Rick Davis, President of The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, explains that children who don't receive quality care as infants and toddlers can have a negative impact on business and society as a whole.

Steve Adubato and Rick Davis of the Permanent Fund Discuss the Need to Have Public Will Behind any Campaign

Richards/Davis

Rick Davis, President of The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, explains that any successful cause needs public will and champions behind it.

Aly Richards and Steve Adubato Examine the Demand for Quality Child Care as More Parents Work

Richards/Davis

Aly Richards, CEO of The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, explains how the need for accessible, quality child care is growing as more households have both parents working.

The Permanent Fund's CEO Explains the Development of Brain Architecture on Caucus: New Jersey

Richards/Davis

Aly Richards, CEO of The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children, explains how the brain's architecture is developed in infants and toddlers.

Steve Adubato Examines Early Brain Development, Child Care and Support for NJ’s Infants and Toddlers

Arturo Brito

Experts in the early childhood arena, policy-makers and educators discuss the support needed for New Jersey's infants and children and their families.

Early Childhood Experts & Policy Makers Explain the Importance of Infant & Toddler Brain Development with Steve Adubato

Sheila Oliver

Steve Adubato discusses the importance of early brain development, child care and educational needs for infants and toddlers.

Asw. Eliana Pintor Marin and Steve Adubato Discuss Child Care Deserts in New Jersey

Eliana Marin

Asw. Eliana Pintor Marin, Chair of the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee, discussed the lack of child care in certain areas in New Jersey and the need for the state to be creative to help fund more child care options.

Steve Adubto and Carole Johnson Discuss How NJ's Child Care Subsidies Work

Carole Johnson

Carole Johnson, NJ Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, explains how child care subidies work in New Jersey on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato.

Dr. Arturo Brito and Steve Adubato Examine Toxic Stressors on Infants and Children

Arturo Brito

Dr. Arturo Brito, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation, explains the importance of making sure children have positive experiences from birth to three, the negative impact toxic stressors can have on a child, and how the state is working to improve the black infant mortality rate in New Jersey.

Senator Joe Vitale and Steve Adubato Discuss the Need for High Quality Prenatal Care and Child Care

Joe Vitale

Steve Adubato and Senator Joseph Vitale (D) – NJ, Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, discuss the importance of high quality prenatal care and child care to help a child meet his best potential

Welcoming a New Baby: Helping Your Older Child Adjust

New Child

Expect your child to have mixed emotions when a new baby is on the way--it’s a big life change. Here are some ways you can make the new arrival go more smoothly.

Senate President Sweeney and Steve Adubato Discuss the Importance of Educating Children from Birth

Steve Sweeney

Senate President Steve Sweeney joined Steve Adubato on State of Affairs to talk about the state's role in helping infants and toddlers from birth to three. Senator Sweeney explained that providing education from birth is critical to helping these children grow.

When is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Potty Training

When it comes to potty training, much depends on the individual child. Don't push your child to train before he is ready--it may work against you by creating a frustrating situation. Look for these cues and signs that potty training can begin.

Ceil Zalkind and Steve Adubato Discuss the Strolling Thunder Event in Trenton

Ceil Zalkind

Cecilia Zalkind, President & CEO of Advocates for Children of New Jersey, explains how the recent Strolling Thunder event in Trenton helped bring attention to what New Jersey's young children need to thrive and the importance of prioritizing prenatal care.

How to Support Your Baby’s Brain Development

Brain Development

Research shows that infants’ relationships with their parents influence their healthy development. What are some ways you can nurture their natural progress?

NJ's Health Commisioner and Steve Adubato Discuss States Role in Supporting New Moms and Infants

Dr. Shereef Elnahal

Dr. Shereef Elnahal, NJ Commissioner of Health, discusses the WIC (Women Infants and Children) program and how it helps new moms in underserved populations provide the best nutrition for their young children.

Steve Adubato & NJ Dept of Children & Families Commissioner Discuss What NJ's Children Need

Christine Norbut Beyer

Christine Norbut Beyer, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Children & Families, joins Steve Adubato on State of Affairs and claims that all state agencies have a role to play in caring for infants and toddlers to give them what they need.

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

govenors play

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

social emotion play

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

screentime play

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

paid family leave play

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