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Financial Assistance Resources

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The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a “one-stop” shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey.

Kinship Navigator Program

NJ Family Care

Essex County Department of Citizen Services

Child Protection and Permanency

Child Support


Studies and Data Reports

Child Care Aware of New Jersey

Newark Kids Count 2016 A Statewide Profile of Child Well-Being

Essex County Kids Count 2016 Profile

The Cost of Child Care in New Jersey

The Cost of Child Care in Essex County New Jersey

Compensation for Child Care Workers in New Jersey


CCRR Resources

NJ Div of Family Development Child

Child Care Referral Agencies by County

A national non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the
healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting
and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their

National Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies

New Jersey Association of Child Care
Resource and Referral Agencies

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state chapter

The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)is a national
clearinghouse and technical assistance center linking parents, providers,
policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education

The New Jersey Child Assault (NJ CAP) Prevention Project is a
statewide network of local projects with over 200 facilitators available
to train in your school and community…training over three million children,
parents  and teachers how to be free from abuse and interpersonal
violence. Programs for Parents represents NJ CAP
throughout northern New Jersey.

Early Childhood Education Programs in NJ

A diploma in early childhood education is the first step towards a rewarding career as an educator of children. This diploma program combines theory and practice to produce a graduate who is qualified to find work in a preschool, elementary school, or other child education and care facility.In an early childhood education diploma program you will learn about the education needs specific to young children and how to go about fulfilling them. Learn about early childhood psychology and behavior and the specific teaching practices that cater to them. Also learn about how to communicate with children and their families to ensure that each child receives the attention he deserves.  For a list of programs in New Jersey click here.

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