Enrollment vs Attendance Study

The Division of Family Development (DFD) collaborated with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, which is an independent research center operated by the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, to research and report on how total state spending will vary depending on whether subsidy payments are based on enrollment or attendance and how the subsidy payment system impacts different stakeholders.

Read the report here: Child Care Provider Subsidies in New Jersey: An Analysis of Issues, Impacts, and Options

Child Care Aggregate Data

These tables show the series injures, deaths and instances of substantiated child abuse that occurred in child care settings throughout New Jersey for a particular federal fiscal year. Numbers are subject to change as cases are investigated.  

FFY
2023
 
Family, Friend and Neighbor
(License-Exempt)
Family Child Care Providers
(Registered) 
Child Care Center
(Licensed)
Summer Youth Camp
(License-Exempt)
Number of Providers 116 1,293 4,061 1,037
Total Licensed Capacity N/A 6,374 393,060 N/A
Deaths in Child Care 0 0 0 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 0 3 285 383
Substantiated Child Abuse 0 0 6 0
 
 
FFY
2022
  Family, Friend and Neighbor
(License-Exempt)
Family Child Care Providers
(Registered) 
Child Care Center
(Licensed)
Summer Youth Camp
(License-Exempt)
Number of Providers 100 1,230 4,010 983
Total Licensed Capacity N/A 5,932 387,131 N/A
Deaths in Child Care 0 0 1 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 0 1 256 70
Substantiated Child Abuse 0 0 6 0
 
 
FFY
2021
  Family, Friend and Neighbor
(License-Exempt)
Family Child Care Providers
(Registered) 
Child Care Center
(Licensed)
Summer Youth Camp
(License-Exempt)
Number of Providers 110 1,238 4,038* 880
Total Licensed Capacity N/A 6,101 386,675 N/A
Deaths in Child Care 0 0 1 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 0 3 199 311
Substantiated Child Abuse 0 0 2 0

*Represents licensed centers, there are still 90 licensed centers that are temporarily closed.  
 

FFY
2020
  Family, Friend and Neighbor
(License-Exempt)
Family Child Care Providers
(Registered) 
Child Care Center
(Licensed)
Summer Youth Camp
(License-Exempt)
Number of Providers 147 1,449 3,035 879
Total Licensed Capacity N/A 7,245 286,233 N/A
Deaths in Child Care 0 0 0 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 0 1 136 27
Substantiated Child Abuse 0 0 3 0
 
 
FFY
2019
  Family, Friend and Neighbor
(License-Exempt)
Family Child Care Providers
(Registered) 
Child Care Center
(Licensed)
Summer Youth Camp
(License-Exempt)
Number of Providers 200 2,349 4,098 1,156
Total Licensed Capacity N/A 11,745 384,743 N/A
Deaths in Child Care 0 0 0 0
Serious Incidents with Injury 0 3 382 147
Substantiated Child Abuse 0 0 5 0

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.
 

6/10/24