As part of the public health emergency, the state launched the New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program to help families pay for care for their school-age child in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules. 

For families who have been approved for School-Age Tuition Assistance, payments for your child’s care will now continue through January 31, 2021. No new applications are being accepted.

If you need help paying for child care, you can apply for the state’s Child Care Subsidy Program. To give you a sense of whether you would be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy Program, the income maximum for a family of four is $52,400 annually. Use our calculator to see if you are likely to be eligible or visit our parent page to learn more about this program. If you need help finding child care, contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agency.

For more information on updated health and safety standards for child care, visit the Department of Children and Families (DCF) website. The NJ Department of Health also has released guidance for reopening child care, this guidance document outlines public health recommendations and does not supersede requirements set forth by DCF.