As you know, there have been many new regulations established for licensed child care centers throughout New Jersey. We’ve added a new section to the home page for easy access to important sites for information regarding these regulations and their purpose. Be sure to check out the new ‘Link Resource Connection’ tab on the right hand side of our home page.
These are the resources you will find…
NJ State Department of Children & Families (DCF): The state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities.
NJ Department of Human Services – Division of Family Development (DFD): Regulates child care in New Jersey, monitoring licensed child care centers and family day care homes that are voluntarily registered with the state.
NJ Department of Agriculture – Division of Food & Nutrition: Administers the following programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, Afterschool Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Day Care Food Program, Family Day Care Program, Commodity Food Distribution Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Child & Adult Day Care Food Program (CACFP): Pays a vital role in improving the quality of day care, promoting the development of basic nutritional concepts and nutritious, well-balanced meals fostering sound eating habits that enable participants to become caretakers of their own nutritional habits.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.
NJ Parent Link: A statewide website initiative made possible by the work of the New Jersey Early Childhood Comprehensive System (NJ ECCS) Team; to highlight NJ state services and resources. Federal, nationally-respected and community partner resources are also included. The goal is to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to parents of young children, and to improve communication capabilities for ongoing service collaborations and policy development.