NJ Child Care Assistance Program

NJ Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) administers the New Jersey Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). This program is designed to support and help income eligible families afford child care services. Families can apply locally through their Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&Rs) agencies within their county. In Camden County, families can apply through our agency, the Department of Children’s Services. To request an application or additional resources, families may contact us at childcareinfo@camdencounty.com.   


What types of providers can participate in CCAP?

Center-based child care providers, school-based providers, family child care providers, home-based or in-home child care providers, or summer day camps that are licensed, regulated, registered, or approved under applicable state or local law and that satisfy local requirements including health and safety requirements applicable to the child care services it provides, in addition to the Child Care Block Grant Reauthorization (CCDBG)
Act 2014 federal law.


Are you a Child Care Provider interested in participating in the Child Care Assistance Program?

If you are a Camden County child care provider and are interested in participating in CCAP, contact us at
childcareinfo@camdencounty.com to begin the process.

For detailed requirements to participate in the Child Care Assistance Program, please visit


Social Service Programs with Child Care Components

The social service programs listed below include a child care component. To receive child care through them you must already be participating in one of these programs. You cannot apply for just the child care alone.

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Kinship Child Care
  • Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) – welfare
  • Transitional Child Care (for former WFNJ recipients)
  • Post Adoption Child Care