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Family Child Care Provider
New Jersey
Kayanna Jackson is a license-exempt family child care provider in New Jersey. Kayanna is a member of the Home Grown Policy Work Group.

"My statement would be, 'Get to know us. Come see us, come see the work that we do. Get to know the kids, the families that go through these day-to-day struggles, these day-to-day proceedings, and understand what we really do. Literally understand it, not just bypass it or see it, but understand what we truly do and what we truly love.' Because I know that there's legislative leaders out there who have kids, and they will want better for their kids. So if you know better, you will do better."

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