Children’s Services

NJ Child Care Subsidy Interactive Voice Response (IVRSystem Updates

Effective January 1, 2021, parents participating in the NJ Child Care Subsidy Program will resume using the state’s electronic attendance system. To meet COVID-19 health and safety standards, they will record telephonic check-ins and check-outs through the Interactive Voice Response (IVRSystem to report their child’s attendance or absences daily. The Department of Children’s Services is here to provide technical assistance to parents and providers to ensure that this transition is successful. Please refer to the useful documents below for guidance. Additional support will be offered weekly through virtual technical assistance sessions for parents and providers. The schedule for December 2020 and January 2021 are also available below.


Please contact us at with any additional questions.

IVR Frequently Asked Questions (English/Spanish)

IVR Quick Reference Guide (English/Spanish)   

December IVR Technical Assistance Calendar  

January IVR Technical Assistance Calendar

Updates for Parents on the NJ Child Care Subsidy Website



Please be assured that the Department of Children’s Services is committed to assisting our child care providers and parents during this critical and uncertain time. Our staff is working both in the office and remotely. We will respond to your emails and messages as soon as possible.  Prospective applicants, current clients, and Child Care Providers are encouraged to email all inquiries to the following email address:

Additional guidance for child care providers, parents and families can be found at

We appreciate your patience during this unique and unprecedented time.  

Thank you!
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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.


  • Free resource and referral services for families seeking child care in Camden County
  • Financial assistance programs to help income eligible families pay for child care
  • Training and technical assistance for licensed and registered providers and prospective providers
  • Family Child Care Registration
  • Support for businesses and municipalities looking to increase child care options for employees and resident.

Collaboration with individuals and agencies working to meet the needs of families and children


Food Bank of South Jersey is now offering FREE virtual nutrition/cooking classes.

Participants receive FREE items such as;

  • Fun interactive online lessons    
  • Cooking demonstration of a tasty recipe (using foods commonly distributed at a pantry)
  • Brochures/Recipes
  • Kitchen gadget *incentive items may vary

Register Here:


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


Sr. Donna Minster


  • DiPiero Center, 2nd floor 512 Lakeland Road Blackwood, NJ 08012
  • (856) 374-6384
  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Carmen Rodriguez


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