Grow NJ Kids – Find Quality Child Care

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    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Licensing (OOL) 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 at 1-877-667-9845 or visit their website. Registered family day care homes are monitored by the ... More

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    Electronic Child Care (ECC) is the designated attendance recording system used by all families receiving child care subsidy. It is the responsibility of the parent to record attendance daily by either using a POS machine at the center or by calling from a designated phone line at the provider’s location. Payment will be made through ... More

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    As so many families know, child care costs can take up a lot of the monthly budget. The Child Care Subsidy Program can help lower-income families who are working, in training or in school, or a combination of these activities to pay a portion of their child care. If you are thinking about or are ... More

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    TYPES OF CHILD CARE Licensed Child Care Center This facility is approved by the state Office of Licensing (OOL) for the care, development and supervision of six or more children under 13 years of age who are in care for less than 24 hours a day. Centers that are accredited by a national association are ... More

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    Tell Us Your Story About Child Care Your Voice Can Make a Difference We know that many working families depend on child care every week. We are collecting stories from families about how access to child care has helped them in order to educate policymakers and others about the importance of investing in child care ... More