Union County, NJ Profile of Child Care Indicators 2013 

From The State of Child Care in New Jersey

The 2011 report on child care needs, availability and affordability in Union County is here.  The county report is part of the state report from the New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NJACCRRA).  NJACCRRA collects, analyzes and reports data about how the state is caring for children.  The information is available in a database with sections on child care needs, availability, affordability and child well-being.  The information focuses on licensed child care centers and registered family child care homes throughout New Jersey.  To find New Jersey state data or information about other counties, visit the NJACCRRA website. http://www.njaccrra.org/childcareData.shtml


The New Jersey First Steps Infant Toddler
Initiative Report
is now available.


New Jersey First Steps Infant Toddler Initiative Summary      

As a NJ Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, CCCC is committed to programs that support excellence in early care and education; one such program is the New Jersey First Steps: A Statewide Infant/Toddler Initiative (NJ First Steps). NJ First Steps was created to assist early childhood educators in offering the very best possible care for children birth through two-half years of age. Three regional agencies, Programs for Parents, Inc. (northern region), Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County (central region), and the Southern Regional Child Care Resource Center, EIRC (southern region) serve as lead agencies for the 16 child care resource and referral agencies across the state.


Each region employs Infant/Toddler Specialists who work with early care providers and center directors providing professional development, technical assistance, consultation services, program assessment and resources. Family child care providers and child care centers who participate in the NJ First Steps Initiative have a classroom assessment conducted by an Infant/Toddler Specialist, using the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS-R). Below is a summary of the 2011 Pre and Post ITERS-R Scores for participating family child care providers and child care centers in the Central Region, which include the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union.