Information on Financial Assistance for Child Care
We understand that for many New Jersey families, it is difficult to pay for the child care you need for your children while you work or are in school. Currently, financial assistance is available for families under these programs:
Work First New Jersey:
If you are a participant in this program you immediately qualify for financial assistance for the child care you select.
Dedicated Vouchers are "center focused". These vouchers are desginated to community child care centers to subsidize child care services for families that meet state eligibility requirements.
New Jersey Cares for Kids:
This subsidy program offers eligible parents a financial assistance voucher which may be used towards the child care program of choice.
Preschool Advantage funds quality preschool education in Morris County and surrounding communities for children of families in need. For more information contact the Preschool Advantage office at 973-532-2501 or visit their website Preschooladvantage.org
Head Start Community Program of Morris County:
Head Start provides free, comprehensive early childhood development and family services to low-income families living in Morris County.
General qualifications for New Jersey Cares for Kids and Dedicated Vouchers are:
- Adults in the family must be working full time or going to school full time or a combination of work and school to equal full time.
- Full time is defined as 30 hours per week.
- The maximum gross income* in order to qualify is as follows:
|Family of 2||$32,480||Family of 7||$74,280|
|Family of 3||$40,840||Family of 8||$82,640|
|Family of 4||$49,200||Family of 9||$91,000|
|Family of 5||$57,560||Family of 10||$99,360|
|Family of 6||$65,920||Family of 11||$107,720|
*effective March 1,2017