The purpose of this Instruction is to establish and clarify policies and procedures for the Child Care Assistance Program concerning the following matters of health and safety: (1) the disposal of bio-contaminants; (2) food and allergic reactions; (3) pediatric first aid and CPR; and (4) the grace period for immunizations.

Phase 1 Retention Grant Available through January 14, 2022 – Phase 1 Hiring Grant Coming Spring 2022.
This grant provides $1,000 bonus payments to help recruit new staff into the child care workforce and to reward and retain current staff. Child care providers (licensed centers and registered family child care) can apply for this grant by logging into your NJCCIS account and navigating to Grants from their Quicklinks panel.

NJ Department of Human Services Division of Family Development Child Care Grants Comparison Chart

Hiring and Retention Bonus Grant
Frequently Asked Questions

The DFDI Rate Increase for Family Child Care
Providers and Approved Homes Table

We are dedicated to supporting prospective and current child care providers. Child & Family Resources has partnerships, programs, and resources that are designed to help child care providers learn more about how to start a child care business, sustain their child care business, keep informed on current legislation and policies affecting young children, continue professional development and have access to hundreds of fun, learning activities to do with children in their care.