The purpose of the subsidy is to provide financial assistance on behalf of the child for eligible families. The Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agency establishes a parent and a provider agreement which outlines each person's responsibilities and obligation. The agreement must be signed by both the parent and provider and authorized by the CCR&Rs for the period of child care service.
New Jersey's Child Care Subsidy Assistance Program uses an electronic attendance and payment system called e-Child Care (ECC), which requires parents to use either a swipe card or the phone to check their child in and out of care.
Child Care Eligibility Requirements
- Must meet income requirements and not have assets that exceed $1 million
- Must be working full time (30 hours or more), attending school full time (12 credits or more), or in job training (at least 20 hours a week)
- Must contribute to cost of care (Co-Pay)
- Up to the age of 13 or less than 19 if under the Division of Protection and Permanency Child Protective supervision or mentally or physically incapable of self-care
- U.S. Citizen or qualified legal alien