NJ Cares for Kids

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Download NJCK Application and check list 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).

Applicant(s) / Parents Eligibility Requirements

  • 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)

Child Eligibility Requirements

  • 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)

 

Completing and Submitting an Application

  • Submit application to; Urban League of Hudson County, Inc / 253 Martin Luther King Drive / Jersey City / NJ / 07305
  • For a complete list of required documents, contact us or visit www.childcarenj.com
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)

MORE INFORMATION:

Please contact Nydia Pacheco npacheco@ulohc.org  or (201) 451-8888 x180