Love caring for children? Good at it? Get paid for doing what you love!

Be an entrepreneur by starting a child care business in your Home!

Become a registered Family Child Care Provider!



Your local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agency Can Help You


Start a Home-based Child Care Business!

CCR&Rs offer FREE professional support!

  • Tips and tools to help set up and operate your business to succeed
  • Resources and hands-on support
  • Quality tips
  • A community of peers for learning and sharing

Become a Registered Family Child Care Provider

In New Jersey, the registration of family child care homes is voluntary. Why become registered?

  • To promote the healthy development of children
  • To learn the latest in safety and best practices
  • To strengthen your business skills to maximize your income
  • To qualify to enroll children whose care is paid for with a child care subsidy

CCR&Rs have decades of experience helping child care providers.

Our vision is your long-term success.

Our goals for you:

  • A successful business
  • Work/life balance
  • A quality program

We are here to help!

Contact your local CCR&R today!

Is Family Child Care the Right Business for You?


Need help thinking through what it means for you, your family, and your home?

Have questions? Let's talk!

Contact your local CCR&R today!

Need Help with your Business Plan?


There are lots of decisions to make before opening your business.

  • What is your desired income?
  • What expenses can you expect?
  • What will be your hours and rates?

Want to Apply for a Registration Certificate?


Contact your local CCR&R to find out when the next orientation meeting is scheduled!

  • CCR&R staff walk you through the steps to become registered
  • Better yet, they partner with you to accomplish each step

Quick Business Tips!


To maximize your income as a family child care provider:

  • Minimize your expenses. CCR&Rs can help you access the NJ Shared Resources online platform, which offers family child care providers discounts on frequently purchased products you use
  • Enroll in the Child Care Food Program. With 5 children in care, you can receive up to $6,253 annually in reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks you serve children. CCR&Rs can sign you up!
  • Market your program to stay full. CCR&Rs can assist you with on-line marketing to ensure that you are putting your best face forward and reaching potential customers.
  • Achieve Quality Ratings and higher payments for children receiving state child care subsidy. CCR&Rs can provide free training, technical assistance, and support so that you are prepared to participate in Grow New Jersey Kids, the state quality rating and improvement system that offers higher child care subsidy payments for each increased star level providers meet.
  • Take advantage of major tax deductions as a home based business. CCR&Rs can help you set up record-keeping practices that will save you money at tax time! Maximize your income by taking every tax deduction for which you are eligible!

Why wait! Since the onset of the pandemic, CCR&Rs have seen an increase in families seeking the small group and home-like environment provided by family child care.

Contact your local CCR&R today!




Family Child Care Registration Tip Guide!

Our Registration Tip Guide provides you with:

  • The family child care registration application
  • Forms and resources
  • Plus, CCR&R staff will support you every step of the way.

Our goal is to grow family child care homes statewide to ensure that parents in every community have great local choices for child care to best meet their needs!