NJ Cares for Kids

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Download NJCK Application here      Descargar la Aplicación NJCK aquí 

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).

The maximum subsidy amount for which you are eligible will vary according to the following criteria:

  • Income and family size
  • Age of your child[ren] in care
  • Type of care that you select
  • Hours of care needed

* Under the NJ Cares for Kids Program you must pay part of the cost of your child care [co-payment].

Additional NJCK Programs Who is Eligible?
 Child Protective Services (CPS)     Children under DCP&P
  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

DOE (formerly known as Abbott)


Please contact gpayne@ulohc.org or (201) 451-8888 x122