Maximum Child Care Payment Rates (effective January 3, 2021)
New Jersey Child Care Market Price Study (2017)

New Jersey State Plan

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for New Jersey for FFY 2019-2021
CCDF State Plan for NJ FFY 2019-2021- Disaster Plan
NJ COVID-19 Waiver - Approval Letter
NJ Amendment 2 - Approval Letter

Policy Statements

Policy Statement-Prevention of Suspension and Expulsion
Best Practices-Suspension and Expulsion Elimination

Child Care Aggregate Data

 These tables show the annual number of series injures, deaths and instances of substantiated child abuse that occurred in child care settings throughout New Jersey. Numbers are subject to change as cases are investigated.

 2019    Home-Based Center-Based
Number of Providers 2,349 4,098
Total Licensed Capacity 11,745 384,743
Deaths in Child Care 0 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 3 382
Substantiated Child Abuse 5


 2018     Home-Based Center-Based
Number of Providers 2,423 4,169
Total Licensed Capacity 12,115 386,738
Deaths in Child Care 0 1
Serious Incidents with Injury 1 371
Substantiated Child Abuse Total 39

Where does this information come from?

Child care providers are required to report to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families when a child is seriously injured or dies in care, even if it wasn’t the result of a rule violation. In addition, they are required to report when a child is abused in child care. The Department also receives complaints from parents or others regarding children’s safety.