DFD Announces Re-Opening of the Stabilization Grant for Centers and Family Child Care Providers!

Applications will be accepted from June 6, 2022 through July 8, 2022!

 This round of the ARP Stabilization grant is open to new licensed or registered providers who opened after March 11, 2021.  If you need funds to help cover your operational expenses through August 2023 – APPLY beginning June 6!  Just log in to your NJCCIS account and navigate to the Grants tab from your Quicklinks panel.

Applying is quick and easy with grants up to $120,000 waiting for you.

For more information and How-To Videos and Documents, visit the ChildCareNJ.gov NJ ARP Stabilization Grants page

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. For more information Click here.

Early Mercer Reads Day Scheduled for June 1 at 10 AM

The 13th annual Early Mercer Reads Day will be held virtually this year on June 1 at 10 a.m.  All child care programs are invited to attend.   NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy will be one of the guest readers.  Following the event, there will be a variety of videos available of books read by members of the community.  We hope you will share the information with the parents of children in your care.  Videos will be available during the month of June.  For more information, Click here.