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June 14, 2021

NJEDA Grants Reopened through 6/30

NJEDA announces reopening of pre-registration for phase 4 of the small business emergency assistance grant program

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

Executive Directive No. 21-004 Covid-19 Child Care Standards

ED No. 21-004 Covid-19 Child Care Standards

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 28, 2021

Spanish June Trainings!  ¡Entrenamientos en Español!

Entrenamientos gratuitos sobre salud y seguridad

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.

May 26, 2021

2021 Summer Youth Camp Registration Overview Webinar

Presentation Slides and Recording.

May 26, 2021

June 2021 Training Calendar from the Child Care Health Consultants

Free Health Safety trainings

May 17, 2021

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Apply for New Jersey’s assistance programs today.

May 17, 2021

Programa de Asistencia de Energia Para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHEAP)

Aplique para los programas de energía de Nueva Jersey hoy.

May 10, 2021

Summer Youth Camps Information

Summer Youth Camps - NJ Child Care Subsidy Program Requirements 

April 30, 2021

Provider Notice  - Extension of Enrollment Based Subsidy Payment

COVID-19 Child Care Subsidy Enrollment-Based Payment Extended Through December 31, 2021

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.

February 17, 2021

Covid-19 Business Support for Child Care Providers

Important News and Update

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 11, 2020

Plainfield Coalition of Emergency Food Providers

Soup Kitchen/Prepared Food

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 www.childrens-specialized.org/developmentalscreening

July 22, 2020

CCDBG Background Check Instructions

CCDBG Background Check Instructions

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.

June 8, 2020

What our work with DLLs has taught us about social justice - We can do better.

News you need to teach young children who are learning in two languages!  

June 2, 2020

NEW SAFETY GUIDANCE POSTED for centers reopening

New Safety Guidance

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

COVID-19 Business Resource

Resource

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.

April 06, 2020

What You Need To Know About Handwashing

This video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.

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 19, 2020

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Teaching children positive preventive measures.

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

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Fact sheet

Learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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.

January 21, 2020

Comprehensive Criminal Background Checks for Family Child Care and Approval Home Providers

Division of Family Development Program Instruction

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.