Welcome to Child Care in NJ


Welcome to the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) Child Care Subsidy Program website. We are the state agency responsible for promoting safe, affordable and accessible high-quality child care services in New Jersey.

As so many families know, child care costs can take up a lot of the monthly budget. The Child Care Subsidy Program is here to help families who are working, in training or school, or a combination of these activities to pay for their child care. This program is funded with state and federal dollars.

All parents and providers receiving funds and services through the subsidy program work through Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agencies, which are located in each county.

You may be eligible to get help paying for your child care

Calculate Your Child Care Eligibility and Estimate Co-Pay Amount