Work First New Jersey

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Work First New Jersey arranges child care and provides counseling to TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) participants. This program assists in finding and paying for quality child care. Clients must obtain a referral from the Board of Social Services. Our case managers are trained to counsel each participant about their child care options and conduct vacancy checks at various licensed centers and registered family day care homes. A participant may also choose an Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) as a provider.


  • TANF Clients
  • Clients who receive a Welfare grant
  • Clients who receive partial grants
  • Employed TANF clients

Transitional Childcare Subsidy (TCC)
An additional two (2) years of childcare subsidy is available for those who are employed.

The change of care form may be mailed, hand delivered or faxed to WFNJ child care case managers.

Family, Friend, Neighbor/Approved Homes


Fax numbers:

253 Martin Luther King Drive/ Jersey City (201-451-7006)

County Plaza/ Jersey City  (201-656-9291)

438 48th Street/ Union City (201.395-6266)

Download the Change of Care Form.


Please contact Audra Polite or call (201) 451-8888 x186