Why is Child Care Connection encouraging me to become a registered FCC Provider?

In order to care for additional non-related children (up to five) who receive a subsidy from either the State of New Jersey or Mercer County, the provider must be State-registered. The payment rate for State-registered providers is significantly higher than the subsidy paid to FFN providers.  State-registered family child care providers can get referrals from their Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency, which in Mercer County is Child Care Connection. Registered providers can also participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.