June 14, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: NJ Human Services Announces $15 Million in Grants for Summer Youth Camps
Funds Can Help Providers Meet COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Provide Financial Assistance to Families
May 28, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Standards Child Care Centers
In accordance with Department of Health Executive Directive No. 21-004, issued May 26, 2021, and consistent with the reopening recommendations promulgated by the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Families is issuing the following standards for child care centers and family child care homes, which shall take effect immediately.
May 28, 2021
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Operating Child Care Centers
Effective June 15, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order No. 149 and Executive Directive no. 20-032 all child care programs operating in the State of New Jersey must comply with the requirements detailed in Guidance for New Jersey Child Care Facilities On COVID-19 Related Health and Safety Requirements set forth by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF).
May 27, 2021
2021 SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS-NJ Child Care Subsidy Program Requirements
The federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act increases the health and safety
requirements for all child care and early learning settings that accept child care subsidies, including youth camps.
These provisions include pre-service trainings, comprehensive criminal background checks, written policies and
procedures, and inspections and monitoring.
April 16, 2021
New NJEDA Grants for Small Businesses
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced $85 million in new grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. This round of funding will provide grants up to $20,000 to small and medium sized businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
In order to apply for a grant, businesses must pre-register between Monday, April 19th at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration IS NOT first come, first served, but businesses are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible. BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT PRE-REGISTER WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PHASE 4 GRANTS.
April 14, 2021
State funds available for struggling child care programs
Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law A-5445, which provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators M. Teresa Ruiz and Joseph Lagana and Assembly Members Lisa Swain, Gabriela Mosquera, and Adam Taliaferro – will provide grants to child care providers in need. The bill is part of a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping New Jersey’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic.
March 1, 2021
COVID-19 Child Care Initiatives Extended Through June 30, 2021
As part of Governor Philip D. Murphy’s Child Care Initiatives in response to COVID-19, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) is extending the following COVID-19 related child care assistance programs through June 30, 2021.
January 22, 2021
REMINDER for Providers
The use of the IVR system that was shared in your NJCCIS portal has been postponed. As stated in the portal the IVR system has been postponed until further notice. Parents should not be calling in attendance for their child. If they have called in attendance please be sure to delete these transactions in your E-child care system so that it does not interfere with your payments. Please be sure you are visiting your NJCCIS portal for all state subsidy updates. Thank you
January 7, 2021
January 2021 Subsidy Rate Reimbursement Changes
Effective January 3, 2021, there will be an increase to the subsidy base rate and the Grow NJ Kids tiered rate for Child Care Centers.
September 01, 2020
COVID-19 Update: FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers | FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested.
August 03, 2020
Telehealth Developmental Screening
Get a FREE, Quick Early Developmental Screening.
Call us to find out how to schedule a private appointment through video or phone call from the comfort of your own home. For more information or to register for a virtual quick developmental screening, call 908-301-5498 or visit
June 24, 2020
New Door Sign for Child Care Programs
The Child Care Health Consultants in collaboration with Rutgers have created a Door Sign for Child Care Programs to post during this COVID-19 pandemic.
June 24, 2020
FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem
FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
June 9, 2020
Epinephrine auto-injector device malfunctions can cause overdose | American Academy of Pediatrics
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising anyone with Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC or Impax Laboratories epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector 0.3 mg device to make sure it has a yellow stop collar that controls the dose of medicine administered. If the yellow stop collar is missing, there is a risk of overdose.
May 26, 2020
COVID-19 Resources & Support for Emergency Child Care Centers in New Jersey
As of April 1, 2020, child care centers serving the children of essential workers may remain open. If you are an emergency child care center, you are not alone! Support and resources are available through the joint efforts of the following organizations.
April 24, 2020
Cash Options for Providers During Coronavirus Pandemic
This resource is meant to provide an overview of some of the federal responses to COVID-19. It is not meant to provide loan counseling. Please see details of these federal and state programs to ensure compliance and eligibility.
April 22, 2020
Cleaning and Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Temporal Associations with COVID-19
The daily number of calls to poison centers increased sharply at the beginning of March 2020 for exposures to both cleaners and disinfectants.
April 06, 2020
Stages of Infant Development and Feeding Skills (healthy, full-term)
Developmental milestones are used as markers to ensure that infants and toddlers are growing in a healthy direction. During early years, a child’s relationship with food is crucial for his or her health and development. Learning the physical stages that relate to feeding is important to understanding this process.
March 31, 2020
NJEDA- Economic Relief Package
Detailed information and eligibility requirements for the new programs are available at https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available
The information on this flier is meant to give a general picture of benefits and rights available in certain COVID-19 work-related situations. Documentation may be required
March 9, 2020
What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow
these steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community
March 9, 2020
Handwashing: Keeping Your Family Healthy
Handwashing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy. When your family is healthy, you don’t have to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.
March 9, 2020
Lavado de manos: Mantenga sana a su familia
El lavado de manos es una manera fácil, barata y eficaz de prevenir la propagación de microbios y mantener sanos a los niños y a los adultos. Cuando su familia está sana, no tiene que preocuparse por faltar a la escuela, al trabajo o a otras actividades.
August 26, 2019
New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Development for Children Ages 0-5 Services
Did you know that your deaf or hard of hearing child can receive language acquisition services through an ASL Deaf Language Associate?
July 08, 2019
State Benefits Recipients Get Free or Discounted Admission at more than 85 New Jersey Arts and History Organizations
The Families First Discovery Pass (FFDP) is a new program in New Jersey designed to provide families and individuals enrolled in state assistance programs with greater access to arts and history events, venues and programs statewide.