Shared Services Alliance Now Accepting Membership Applications!

We are excited to share that the Mercer County Early Childhood Shared Services Alliance is now accepting membership applications! The application will be open until end of day, May 8, 2023.

Please see the attached slides for an explanation of Shared Services, how the Alliance can benefit your business, and a link to the application:

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Chevrier at , or via phone at 609-989-7770, ext. 135.


NJ Extends Enrollment-Based Child Care Subsidy Payments

On October 26, the NJ Division of Family Development announced the extension of enrollment-based child care subsidy payments through June 2023.   You will receive payments based on enrollment for children enrolled in the State’s Child Care Assistance Program through that time.  As a reminder, providers should continue to utilize the payment portal (EPPIC) and record absences of children receiving funds through the Child Care Assistance Program.  Should you have any questions, please call our Fiscal Unit at 609/989-9101 or e-mail the NJ Division of Family Development/Office of Child Care at

Child Care Center Job Bank on Website

Child Care Connection has added a job bank to our website for Mercer County-based child care centers seeking employees. Please contact if you would like to post a job opening.  To look at the posted job openings, Click Here.

NJ Economic Development Authority Announces $54.5 Million in Grants for Child Care Facility Improvements

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)  approved the creation of the $54.5 million Child Care Facilities Improvement Pilot Program for child care centers and family child care homes. Through Phase 1 of the program, the NJEDA will provide nearly $15 million in grants of up to $200,000 to licensed child care centers in New Jersey to cover the costs of facility improvements. The Child Care Facilities Improvement Program provides grants to New Jersey child care providers for facilities improvements that will contribute to high quality early childhood learning environments.  Grant applications will be accepted beginning at 10 a.m. on November 15, 2022.