Child Care Aware of New Jersey COVID-19 Resources

New Jersey COVID-19 Resources


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.

New Jersey COVID-19 Resources

Department of Children and Families, Division of Family Development

Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19

Teddy Bears

New Jersey Department of Health

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Division of Unemployment Insurance

Tax Relief

New Jersey COVID-19 Resources

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

  • How can I protect myself from COVID-19/novel Coronavirus?
  • What are the "stay at home" rules in New Jersey? What businesses are closed?
  • Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?
  • Has the deadline for filing taxes been extended?
  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?
  • Am I eligible for any unemployment benefits if my work has been negatively impacted by COVID-19?
  • What housing and rental assistance and mortgage relief is available for New Jerseyans? What if I'm getting evicted or in foreclosure?

State announcements, services, and assistance are available through the COVID-19 hub. Try it!

New Jersey COVID-19 Resources

Parent Resources

Community Resources

COVID-19 Infographic for Kids

Recent CDC Guidance