High Quality Child Care
Accessible Child Care
Affordable Child Care
Child Care Responsive to Parental Choice


Child Care Aware NJ (CCANJ) is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies. CCANJ promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice. We believe that all children deserve access to high quality, affordable child care. We recognize that families need support in understanding and accessing the child care options in their community and we represent those agencies that help them do so.

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CCANJ News and Events

Budget Hearings To Be Held

Senate and Assembly Legislative Public Hearings for the FY 2018 State Budget will be held at various locations between March 14th and March 29th. This is an opportunity for citizens to present testimony concerning budget appropriations for child care in next year's state budget. Advance registration is mandatory. Click here to register.

Child Care Manual Revisions Posted

Revisions to the Child Care Center Licensing Manual have been posted in the NJ Register. Click here to review the new manual as well as comments accepted and declined.

Coalition of Infant Toddler Educators Conference

The 2017 conference of the Coalition of Infant /Toddler Educators will be held APRIL 7 & 8, 2017 at Harrah's Conference Center in Atlantic City. Register Today!

Important Changes For Child Care Providers!

The federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act of 2014 increases the health and safety requirements for all child care and early learning programs that accept child care subsidies. These changes include such provisions as ensuring that all providers are meeting all of the building codes, expanding who must get a criminal background check and requiring staff to take numerous trainings. Click here for information on deadlines for the various requirements.


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