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Child Care Connection
1001 Spruce St., Suite 201
Trenton, NJ 08638-3955
tel: 609.989.7770
fax: 609.989.8060
 
hours: 9am - 5pm, Mon-Wed, Fri
  9am - 6pm, Thu
 
 
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TRAINING DEPARTMENT OFFERS SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Child Care Connection's Training Department is offering a number of educational opportunities for child care providers over the next few months. The attached document lists workshops happening through July 28; a number of other workshops are scheduled for August and September, including CPR & First Aid training. Please see the Calendar of Events tab on the menu at left or the list of June-July training opportunities, attached.    Document

REMINDER FOR CENTERS TO SUBMIT 2017 CLOSURE CALENDARS TO CCC!

Child Care programs receiving reimbursement for subsidy-eligible children through the State's e-Child Care system must submit a copy of their closure calendars for 2017. Read more . . .    Document

STEPS TO QUALITY REPORT RELEASED!

Read more . . .    Document

CCC REPORTS END-OF-YEAR BENCHMARKS

Read Child Care Connection's report for fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016) to learn all the agency accomplished over the last 12 months!    Document

CHILD CARE AWARE OF NJ RELEASES REPORT

Child Care Aware of New Jersey (formerly NJACCRRA) has released a report on findings from its 2015 "The Raising of America" public engagement campaign. To view the report, click on the Document link.    Document

NEW JERSEY UPDATED CHILD RESTRAINT LAW WENT INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that amended New Jersey's child restraint law on May 7, 2015. The new law took effect on Tuesday, September 1. Read more . . .

ANNOUNCING THE AVAILABILITY OF CHILD CARE FUNDS

Do you need help paying for child care? You could be eligible for a child care subsidy through the New Jersey Cares for Kids child care subsidy program. Open the document for all the details!    Document

NEW REGULATIONS FOR FAMILY, FRIEND & NEIGHBOR (FFN) CHILD CARE PROVIDERS!

Effective July 1, 2014, prospective new providers must meet all health and safety requirements as described below. Existing providers must meet Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) health and safety requirements by December 31, 2014. Read more . . .    Document

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HIGH COST OF CHILD CARE IN NJ

"The cost of quality child care is out of reach for too many families," states Rebekka Zydel, president of NJACCRRA. "As a result of increasing child care costs and the current economy, some parents have been forced to perform a balancing act between supplying basic necessities or covering child care costs to remain in the workforce in order to have income to adequately provide for their families." Read more . . .    Document

DFD RELEASES NEW ECC TRAINING VIDEOS

The NJ Division of Family Development has released new training videos on the ECC system. Videos are available in both English and Spanish for the IVR and POS systems. Read more . . .

CCC ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE

Through funding from the County of Mercer, Child Care Connection has developed a network for family child care providers who offer services to children who are on a subsidy or at risk. Read more . . .

SHAPING NJ OFFERS ONLINE TOOLKIT!

Shaping NJ has made it Child Care Best Practices Tookit available online at no cost. This toolkit provides simple and easy to use tools, including policies, practices, and guides to implement low-cost, safe, and appealing options for young children to eat healthy and play actively in child care centers. Read more . . .

OPERATION CHILD CARE

Looking for child care providers to donate four or more hours of child care to service members of the National Guard or Reserve who are on R & R from Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. If you are a provider interested in providing this service to our service men and women, please call Michele Johnson at 609/989-7770, ext. 146. If you are a service member in need of care in Mercer County, call our community referral line at 609/989-8101.

UPDATE YOUR RECORDS ONLINE

Providers can now update information on program information such as fees and schedules electronically by clicking on the Web Updates link from the menu at the left side of the page. This will provide a technology option for providers with access to the Internet and minimize paperwork. Simply complete the appropriate form and submit - it's that easy!

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