OUR FOCUS IS ON CHILDREN

Child & Family Resources (CFR) focuses on children. We create and implement programs and services that support the development of children and their families by engaging and partnering with the community in their efforts to enhance the lives of children. Our vision is a communal state which shares the burden of early care and education with families.

EXECUTIVE ORDER #264

Executive Order #264, which instituted vaccination or testing requirements for all child care center personnel, and a more robust masking requirement applicable  to all children age two and over.

ALL LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS WILL BE EMAILED A MARKET RATE STUDY

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, Office of Child Care Operations (DHS/DFD/OCCO) is required by Federal law to conduct a Child Care Market Rate Survey for 2021.

Beginning August 1, 2021 DHS/DFD/OCCO will be emailing a survey to ALL Licensed Child Care Centers throughout the State from the email address DFD-MarketRateStudy@dhs.nj.gov

Participation in this survey is critical for the State of New Jersey to help inform policy recommendations for setting Provider payment rates for the Child Care Subsidy Program.

For Employers

Employees can not work without reliable child care. Access employer resources that help tackle child care challenges.
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Looking For Child Care?

When you’re looking for child care, we’ll help you find a program that is both convenient and within your family budget.
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Need Help Paying
For Child Care?

Children add a significant expense to a family budget. Financial assistance is available under various programs.
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Is Your Child Safe?

The Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing inspects every licensed child care centers anually.
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Is Your Provider 5 star?

A safe and nurturing early learning environment allows children to get ready for school and parents to focus on their occupation.
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Kicked Out Of Child Care?

Behavior is meaningful and communicates a message. Sometimes, children do not have an appropriate way to communicate.
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How Does Your Child Learn?

A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three year-old.
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Is Your Child’s Development On Track?

The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development.
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Need Food? Shelter? Medical?

Income and expenses vary widely from a single millenial to a household of two parents and three kids.
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News & Events 

Find useful health & child care related news and events happening in New Jersey.
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For Parents

Parenting practices share the goals of children’s health and safety, preparing them for adult life and transmitting cultural values. 
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For Providers

We are dedicated to supporting prospective and current child care providers through partnerships, programs and resources..
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Training Calendar

Please see our training calendar for available training opportunities and how to enroll.
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NJ Department of Human Services

Child & Family Resources