Webinars | This week! - Join to hear about NJEDA grant program for Child Care Providers
Join the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development to learn about NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) grants up to $20,000 available for child care providers impacted by COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.