As an approved home/FFN provider, will I be employed by Child Care Connection or the State of NJ?

No.  All providers are self-employed small business owners.  Although FFN providers must adhere to all regulations established by the New Jersey DHS/DFD, they operate as a sole proprietorship.  As small business owners, FFN providers operate according to the schedule and needs of the parent.  Sole proprietors are required to file a Schedule C with their annual tax return and report earnings and losses.