Reports and Data

Steps to Quality Initiative

Along with our Steps to Quality partners, CCC recently released its year-three report on Steps to Quality: A Grow NJ Kids Initiative. To view the report and its companion documents, see Forms section, right. Prior year reports are also available in the Forms section.

Profile of Child Care Indicators – Mercer County

Child Care Aware of New Jersey (CCANJ, formerly NJACCRRA) recently released a profile identifying the state of child care in Mercer County. To view the profile, see Forms section at right. To view to profile for other New Jersey counties or for the state as a whole, visit

Findings From Child Care Aware of NJ’s The Raising of America Public Engagement Campaign

Collaborating partners in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties hosted a screening of The Raising of America documentary. The Raising of America is the signature episode of a four-part series produced by California Newsreel, the country’s oldest nonprofit documentary production and distribution organization, in conjunction with Vital Pictures. This hour-long film — developed in response to growing scientific evidence revealing how experiences in the first years of life build the foundation for life-long physical, emotional, and cognitive health — explores the web of relations and policies that affect parents and caregivers and shape so much of early childhood health and development and consequently, life-course outcomes. The film moves between the science of human development and the stories of real families and communities struggling to provide the rich environments all children need to thrive, while too often hindered by social conditions and inequities. Immediately following the screening of the documentary, each county held a community conversation, featuring a panel of early childhood experts, to assess reactions to the documentary, discuss how these issues play out locally, and determine what is needed to better to support families and children in their respective counties. After the screening, partnering agencies developed a strategy to continue the conversation in their counties in order to address the needs and interests identified at the screenings. To view the report on the findings of this public engagement campaign click here. For more information on Child Care Aware of NJ (formerly the New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies or “NJACCRRA”), click here.

Child Care Connection Supports Families & Providers Throughout the Pandemic

Check out this snapshot to see how Child Care Connection has worked hard to support child care providers and working families during the COVID-19 pandemic: Snapshot of Mercer

CCC Annual Benchmarks

At the end of each fiscal year (June 30), Child Care Connection reports its benchmarks to its Board of Trustees. To view full report, click here.