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WANTED!!!! Family Childcare Providers

Do you want to be your own boss? Make your own hours? Get paid holidays/closures? AND work in a rewarding field?

Then becoming a FAMILY CHILDCARE PROVIDER may be what you’re looking for. Training is available at no cost to you and ORIENTATIONS are held several times per year.

Click and complete the family childcare Inquiry Form in the tab above and JOIN US FOR THE NEXT ORIENTATION!!!


Our commitment to you:

We comply with the regulations governing sponsoring organizations, in accordance with the Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care Registration. We assume responsibility for the regulatory enforcement and support aspects of the Family Child Care (FCC) registration program. We evaluate prospective provider homes and existing homes for renewal and monitor these homes on a random basis.

We offer free accessible in-service and pre-service trainings focused on improving health and safety standards.

What you need to know:

Family Childcare Providers can receive $1,000 for referring someone to become a provider!! See flyer with Referral Grant Application info: Referral Flyer $1000 English

Las Proveedoras de Cuidado Infantil Familiar pueden recibir $1,000 por referir a alguien para que se convierta en Proveedora!! Consulte el folleto con informacion: Folleto $1000 – Espanol

Parents will be required to start paying you a copayment for childcare starting August 1st, 2024. See provider notices in English & Spanish and a copayment chart directly below:

PROVIDER letter English 08-01-24      PROVIDER letter (Espanol) 08-01-24     Copay CHART 08-01-24

New notices regarding Provider Health & Safety Training Requirements were issued in March 2024. Click to read notices below:

Updated Health and Safety Training Notice 03-2024

Aviso de Exigencias Actualizadas de Capacitaciones en Salud y Seguridad -Marzo 2024

Click here for Provider LETTER regarding Rate increase 2024

For Provider reimbursement RATES click chart — FCC and FFN Rate CHART 2024

H&S Training – Basic Requirements for Licensing Update

Course content included in the Health, Safety, and Child Growth and Development/Mandated Reporting: Basic Requirements for Licensing Course was updated in April 2024. If you completed this course prior to April 2, 2024, you do not need to take this training again, but please review the following document for a overview of the updates: English I En Espanol

If you have not yet taken this training, log in to your NICCIS account and navigate to the Registry dropdown and click on “Find Professional Development & Training Classes” and then search by the Event ID.

UPDATED EVENT IDs  English Event ID: 140948 Spanish Event ID: 140950

2023 NJ DCF Child Care Provider Survey

New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) is conducting an important new study of child care in our state to learn about the key issues that affect child care programs serving New Jersey’s children and families. Your participation in this survey is highly appreciated and you will be compensated with a $50 gift card,

Take the survey here (please use the password NIEER23 when prompted for one).

For more information, review the email you received from the NJ Department of Children and Families via on October 11, 2023 or you can email us at

The Thriving by Three Grant for Registered Family Child Care Providers will stop accepting applications on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5 p.m.

The online application for the registered family child care provider grant will accept applications through Friday, January 12 at 5 p.m. If you have already submitted an application, please do not submit a new one. If you have any questions, please send your inquiries to

Emergency Procedures Provider Letter 03-2023

FCC FNN Providers Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED American Red Cross (English and Spanish)

Criminal Background Checks

New Requirements for Approved Home Providers

Changes for Licensed and Registered Providers

Health & Safety Policies for ALL providers – Nov 2021

Copayment elimination and rate clarification 11-2021: 

See Division of Family Development (DFD) letters clarifying rates for Family Childcare Providers and Family Friends & Neighbors

Rate Clarificaton letter FCC & FFN – ENGLISH

Carta de Aclaracion de tarifas – ESPANOL

For more information including a list of health and safety training topics that must be completed click on:


We are here to support you and can be reached by phone or email to make an appointment.

Family Child Care Department CONTACT INFO:

Audra Polite, Supervisor

(201) 451-8888 x186 / Email: