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List of DCF Approved Emergency Child Care Centers Effective April 1, 2020:

On Wednesday, April 1, only child care centers that exclusively serve the children of essential workers will be allowed to remain open.  Emergency child care centers that remain open must abide by new health and safety guidelines released by the Department of Children and Families. Parents who are essential workers as defined by the Executive Order No. 110 may use child care centers on the list of approved emergency centers that can be found on the links below:

To Register for Emergency Child Care:   Click Here 

For a list of Emergency Child Care Centers:     Click Here  

For the Department of Children and Families website:     Click Here

Recommendations for Safer, Effective Emergency Childcare for Children of Essential Workers:    Click Here 

For additional information on child care centers that are on the approved list, please contact us at

Family Child Care Providers:

Family Child Care programs are not affected by Executive Order No. 110.  To get help locating an open Family Child Care Provider, Please contact Joanne Prince at

For updated information and resources for child care providers and families, please visit



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 remotely and 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 Freeholders 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


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

Freeholder Liaison

See Profile