Child Care Aware of New Jersey is open and working to support families statewide who must continue to work during COVID-19 (e.g., essential personnel in our hospitals and grocery stores and others whom we depend on at this time) as well as the child care providers who support them.
As of Wednesday, April 1, only child care centers approved by the NJ Department of Children and Families 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. Registered family child care homes are also open at this time.
Department of Children and Families, Division of Family Development
Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19
New Jersey Department of Health
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Unemployment Insurance
Child Care Provider Resources
Podcasts from the Committee for Economic Development (CED), April 16, 2020
The are many new financing options available to support child care programs. However, it can be confusing to know which path might be the best for you. The podcasts below help every child care program understand the options available and key questions to consider.
Small Business Administration Help
Need Help Reviewing Business Options?
Have questions about COVID-19?
Use the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub to find quick answers to questions such as
State announcements, services, and assistance are available through the COVID-19 hub. Try it!
Talking About COVID-19 with Children (CDC Suggestions)
Recent CDC Guidance