Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

As of Wednesday, April 1, only child care centers that exclusively serve the children of essential workers are allowed to remain open. Emergency child care centers that remain open must abide by new Department of Children and Families health and safety guidelines.
 
Parents who are essential workers as defined by the Executive Order No. 110 should visit our Emergency Child Care Assistance page for information.
 
Family child care centers are not affected by Executive Order No. 110, to get help with locating an open family child care provider, contact your local CCR&R

Information for parents and child care providers is available on our Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.


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There is so much to think about when choosing child care in New Jersey.

Balancing location, cost, quality and just feeling good about the child care provider can make this important decision challenging. New Jersey's child care program under the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development can provide you with valuable information to help you make that selection. The state's child care program can support you with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data and what makes a quality program.