NJ Spotlight News roundtable focuses on the importance of child care in reopening the NJ economy

Panelists participating in the NJ Spotlight News Roundtable on Child Care were, clockwise from upper left: Moderator John Mooney, NJ Spotlight News Executive Director & Founding Editor; Cecilia Zalkind , President & Chief Executive Officer, Advocates for Children of New Jersey; Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Senior Director, Zadie’s Nurturing Den; Peter T. Rosario, President & CEO, Ocean County YMCA; Carole Johnson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services; and Tim Sullivan, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development AuthorityPanelists participating in the NJ Spotlight News Roundtable on Child Care were, clockwise from upper left: Moderator John Mooney, NJ Spotlight News Executive Director & Founding Editor; Cecilia Zalkind , President & Chief Executive Officer, Advocates for Children of New Jersey; Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Senior Director, Zadie’s Nurturing Den; Peter T. Rosario, President & CEO, Ocean County YMCA; Carole Johnson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services; and Tim Sullivan, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The most recent NJ Spotlight News roundtable produced by SBN focused on the importance of child care to a successful reopening of the New Jersey economy. SBN produced the virtual roundtable from its broadcast center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and transmitted the live stream over Vimeo Live to an audience of several hundred child care professionals, policy experts and legislators around the world.

The program included keynote remarks from Art Rolnick, Associate Economist, Economics Department, University of Minnesota; former Senior Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Member, ReadyNation Advisory Board

The program included keynote remarks from Art Rolnick, Associate Economist, Economics Department, University of Minnesota; former Senior Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Member, ReadyNation Advisory Board

The session included keynote remarks from Arthur Rolnick, former senior vice president/director of research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, now associate economist, Economics Department, University of Minnesota, and a member of the advisory board for ReadyNation, a business leader organization working to strengthen business through better policies for children and youth.

You can watch a replay of the conversation in the player below.

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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.