If you currently receive child care assistance under the state’s Child Care Subsidy Program or are eligible for it, your child care costs will be fully covered by the state. If you are unsure, you can go to www.childcarenj.gov and use the calculator to see if you are likely eligible and learn more about the program.
For all other families, the Emergency Child Care Assistance Program is now available to assist with payment. If you meet the definition of an essential employee and have child care needs, click here to register. You will then be contacted by one of the state’s resource & referral agencies within 2 business days. You can utilize the child care services while your application is pending.
ALL REGISTRANTS must complete an application at www.childcarenj.gov/child-care-for-covid-19
The YMCA also has Financial Assistance available. Applications are available online at www.ymcaofmewsa.org
or in the office.