Choosing child care is a big decision parents have to make. There are many different types of child care for parents to choose from. CCCC has a free and private service to help families find child care. Through this service, parents can obtain a list of family child care providers or licensed child care centers. They can also discuss their child care options with a specialist.
Children with Special Needs
The Americans with Disabilities Act promises children with disabilities the chance to share in all activities of community life; this includes attending child care. However, not all child care programs may be able to meet your child's needs to your satisfaction. Parents should interview potential providers and visit programs to decide if the caregiver can meet the needs of your child. CCCC’s referral service can help you find providers who have experience caring for children with special needs by contacting our Resource and Referral Department at 973-923-1433. Parents and caregivers can also receive free copies of CCCC's publications, Choosing Child Care: a Guide for Parents of Children with Special Needs and Choosing Child Care: a Provider's Guide for Children with Special Needs.
If you are concerned about your child's development please visit the NJ Early Intervention System's "Family Matters" section at www.njeis.org.
Parents can receive a list of child care providers in Union County online, also known as child care referrals. Click below for referrals. CCCC’s Parent Satisfaction Surveys are included in all referral packets. This survey allows parents to give feedback on the services provided to them when they call for a child care referral.
The names given by CCCC are referrals of people who take care of children. They may or may not meet your child care needs. We cannot guarantee information about any provider. We do not license, or recommend any one provider. We can’t be sure that all give quality care. You should visit more than one provider to see what is best for your family. Then you should decide for yourself if any fits your needs. Please feel free to call us if you need more referrals, or have any questions.
The Importance of Child Care and Early Learning
Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System, is New Jersey’s program to raise the quality of child care and early learning across the state.
For parents, it provides information on selecting a quality provider to help them make the most of their kids’ early learning opportunities.
For child care and early learning programs, it provides resources that help raise their quality and continuously improve their programs.
Find a Quality Environment
Grow NJ Kids is New Jersey’s new quality rating and improvement system. It is a system designed to create universal standards of quality for all early care and education programs (Head Start, Child Care, Preschool, and Family Child Care) throughout New Jersey.
Grow NJ Kids provides families with a better understanding about the quality of early care and education programs to consider when determining the needs best for their children. It provides information on selecting a quality provider to help families make the most of their children’s early learning opportunities.
Grow NJ Kids provides an opportunity for continuous improvement of early education and care programs.
There are many benefits to Grow NJ Kids, including:
An assessment tool to review a child care program
A clear roadmap for improving quality
Technical Assistance to help programs continue and maintain a high quality program
To find a participating program near you, click the button below. To find participating and rated centers clink on “About” and then click on the link under
“To find a participating program near you.”
If you have any questions about Grow NJ Kids, call Janice Szarko, Quality Improvement Specialist at 973-923-1433 Ext. 143 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.