Child Care in New Jersey
DFD Resources - Partnering with DCF for Child Care in NJ...The Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulates child care in New Jersey, monitoring licensed child care centers and family day care homes that are voluntarily registered with the state.
The DCF Office of Licensing inspects every licensed child care center annually to enforce health, safety and educational program requirements.
For inspection records or
other information on a specific child care center,
call the Office of Licensing toll-free:
click here to visit the Office of Licensing website
Registered family day care homes are monitored by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, which are community-based organizations contracted by the state in each county. These agencies work with the DHS Division of Family Development to administer child care subsidies, provide resource and referral services, raise the quality of child care operations, and promote the development of additional child care capacity.
For child care resources
in your area, call the
Child Care Help Line of New Jersey at
Click here for information about the development of New Jersey’s automated child care time and attendance tracking system.
Information for Parents/Consumers
Assistance to Child Care Providers
SFY 2011 Co-pay Schedules:
Maximum Child Care Payment Rates
Center Based Care (CBC) Contract
Children with Special Needs in Child Care
Helpful Child Care Resources
- National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
Toll-free Number: 1-800-616-2242
Website address: http://nccic.org
Answers questions and provides free information resources on child care and other early education programs, funding sources, licensing regulations and program start-up. Resources are available in English and Spanish. NCCIC's State Profiles provide child care data and contact information for each State.
- Child Care Aware
Toll-free Number: 1-800-424-2246
Website address: www.ChildCareAware.org/en
Operates a national toll-free information line and website providing child care information and other parenting resources to families, in English and Spanish. Connects families to local child care experts - child care resource and referral agencies that assist families in finding child care and provide training and other support for providers.