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Administration for Children & Families:
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.
Office Of Head Start:
Head Start and Early Head Start programs are administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS), within the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OHS administers grant funding and oversight to 1,600 public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies that offer Head Start services in local communities.
Division of Youth & Family Services (NJ Dept. of Human Services)
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Our vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve. DCF is the first Cabinet-level department devoted exclusively to serving and safeguarding the most vulnerable children and families of our state. Since that time, the agency has evolved to be more inclusive of the voice of the individuals it was established to serve.
Department of Children and Families – NJ Child Abuse
All reports of child abuse and neglect, including those occurring in institutional settings such as child care centers, schools, foster homes and residential treatment centers, must be reported to the State Central Registry (SCR). This is a toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline. Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry) 1-877 NJ ABUSE.
State of New Jersey Open Data Center
Searchable listing of all Licensed Child Care Centers and Inspection Reports. Important Notice: Effective May 6, 2019, the data on this site for child care centers will no longer be updated. This data is to be used for historical purposes only. Current child care center data is available by CLICKING HERE.