Will I be employed by the State of NJ if I become a State-registered family child care provider?

No.  All providers are self-employed small business owners.  Although State-registered family child care providers must adhere to all regulations found in Chapter 54, Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care Registration, they operate as a sole proprietorship or can register with the State of New Jersey as an LLC or S-Corporation. As a small business owner, providers set their own fees, hours of operation, and schedule.  Providers interview and select their customers and staff.  Sole proprietors are required to file a Schedule C with their annual tax return and report earnings and losses.