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The Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Families offer technical assistance through two separate offices:

  • The Division of Family Development (DFD) Child Care Operations Unit - (609) 588-2163. Click here to visit the Child Care website.

  • The Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing - 1-877-667-9845. Click here to visit the Office of Licensing website.

Child care providers also can seek assistance through the Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies, private social service providers that contract with DFD to help coordinate child care services in each county.

The DFD Child Care Operations Unit administers various funding programs to promote expansion of child care centers or construction of new ones. For the latest public notices related to these funding programs, click here.

DFD also administers the Child Care Development Fund, a pool of state and federal money used to subsidize child care. To read the current state plan for the Child Care Development Fund, click here.

Child Care Helpline: 1-800-332-9227





















Updated: 10/27/15

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