Family Child Care

Programs for Parents inspects and registers the homes of those interested in becoming self-employed family child pfp_annual_2014_page_11_image_0001care providers. Programs for Parents also monitors registered family child care homes for continued compliance with State regulations.

Individuals who want to obtain state registration to provide family child care services must complete an application package (includes the Provider Application, Criminal Conviction Disclosure(s), Provider Health Examination Form, two references, and the Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) Consent Forms, have a home inspection, pay a $25 registration fee, attend a two hour Orientation, a six-hours Health and Safety training,  a two-hour Child Abuse and Neglect (mandated reporting and child maltreatment included) and a two-hour Child Development training. A calendar of PfP’s training classes can be downloaded here.

Those interested in becoming State registered to provide family child care services should consider taking the Family Child Care Orientation first before any additional training.

To take the Family Child Care Orientation, you must obtain a PINJ registry number through NJ PINJ, and sign up for the Orientation sessions listed. Once you have your PINJ registry number you can also take the additional training online by going to

As of January 31, 2010, certification in both CPR and first aid is required prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Registration. CPR must be obtained through one of the nationally recognized agencies such as American Red Cross, American Heart Association and National Safety Council. Once a provider becomes registered, she/he must maintain current CPR and first aid certification, as long as the provider maintains her/his certificate. If you need information on upcoming CPR/First Aid opportunities email or call Programs for Parents.

For further information on the requirements of becoming  a State-registered family child care provider, please call 973-744-4050 or email

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