***Important Childcare Subsidy changes due to COVID-19***

*Childcare agreements that were scheduled to end on 03/31/2020 and 04/30/2020 have been set with a new end date of 06/30/2020.

**Families are eligible to change their childcare agreements based on their family needs — part-time childcare agreements can be changed to full-time.

***If you are an existing applicant in need of full-time care due to your child’s REMOTE LEARNING schedule, complete and return the School-age Assistance form below:***

COVID-19 School Age Subsidy Assistance Request Form 9-8-20 FINAL (1)


NJ Cares for Kids (NJCK) provides subsidized childcare voucher for working families and full time students who live in Hudson County and meet the guidelines mandated by the state of New Jersey. This childcare subsidy through the NJCK Program will assist you to pay for childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool-age children, school-age children up to age thirteen (13), and for children with special needs up to age nineteen (19).

Childcare can be provided by licensed childcare centers, registered family day care homes, summer day camps, School-age child care programs and care by FFN (Family, Friends & Neighbors).

Eligibility Requirements for Parent/Applicant

  • Must be a New Jersey resident;
  • Must meet income requirements and not have assets that exceed $1 million;
  • Must be working full time (30 hours or more a week), attending school full time (12 credits or more), or in job training (at least 20 hours a week);
  • Depending on family size and income, may have to contribute to the cost of care (co-pay)

Eligibility Requirements for Child

  • Up to the age of 13, or less than age 19, if under the N.J. Division of Child Protection and Permanency’s protective supervision or mentally or physically incapable of self care;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen;
  • Must reside with parent(s), or individual(s) acting as parent(s) (in loco parentis)

Childcare Application here (English)

Descarga la Aplicacion de Cuido en Espanol aqui

Click here for application CHECKLIST

Click here for subsidy BROCHURE (English & Spanish)

Completing and Submitting an Application

  • Submit application to: Urban League of Hudson County, Inc.  253 Martin Luther King Drive  Jersey City, N.J.  07305
  • For a complete list of required documents, contact us or visit
Additional NJCK Programs Who is Eligible?
Child Protective Services (CPS) Children under Division of Child Protection & Permanency
 Early Employment Initiative (EEI)     Families referred by Board of Social Services
 Post Transitional Child Care (PTCC)      Families transitioning from WorkFirst NJ
Kinship Navigator    Families who have court custody of a child
Post Adoptive Child Care (PACC)    Families who have adopted a DCP&P child

          Department of Education (DOE)                                        Three & Four year olds (in-district)




Please contact Nydia Mendez, Supervisor at  / (201) 451-8888 x 180

Tonya Anderson, Assistant Supv. at / (201) 451-8888 x 169