Children’s Services

Department of Children’s Services

It is the mission of the Department of Children’s Services to promote and support high quality child care that is affordable and accessible to all families seeking care in Camden County.

As the child care resource and referral agency for Camden County, the Department of Children’s Services is responsible for coordinating child care services within the 37 county municipalities. Since 1971, the office has operated under the administration of the Board of Commissioners and is supported by local, state and federal funding.


News and Updates

  • The Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant is reopening for applications on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, December 4, 2022. For additional guidance, click here.
  • Department of Human Services NJ Resource Guide: English
  • Departamento de Servicios Humanos Recursos de NJ: Spanish
  • Child Care Payments Based on Enrollment
    The Division of Family Development is continuing COVID-19 child care assistance enrollment-based payments. This means tracking child care attendance via swipe cards or phone calls will continue to be on hold and child care providers will continue to be paid based on the number of enrolled children who receive state assistance in their program, rather than attendance. During this time, parents do not need to use the e-Child Care attendance system to check their child in and out of care.



For information on any of our services, please call 856-374-6376 or email Client Services:


Sr. Donna Minster