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Worker Qualifications
Group Teacher: Associate degree in early childhood education or child development; or 15 college credits including at least 6 in early childhood education or child development with the remainder from education, psychology, health care, nursing or other fields related to child growth and development; or credential as a CDA.

Provider /Child Ratio
Age Range Ratios for Center-based Care in New Jersey State
0 - 18 months (1:4) 20 max
18 months - 2 1/2 years (1:6) 20 max
2 1/2 - 4 years (1:10) 20 max
4 years (1:12) 20 max
5 years and older (1:15) 20 max
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Care in New Jersey State
Infants (1:3)
Preschool and older (1:5) 3 additional children are allowed if they reside in the home or are the assistant's or substitute's children

Contact Information
Child Care Licensing Agency
(Refers family child care calls to counties)
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 707
Trenton, NJ 08625-0707
Phone: (609) 987-2022 (North); (609) 987-2016 (South)
Toll Free: (877) 667-9845
Fax: (609) 987-2086
New Jersey Daycare Listings  
Child Care Subsidy Agency
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development
6 Quakerbridge Plaza
P.O. Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716
Phone: (609) 588-2163
Toll Free: (800) 332-9227
Fax: (609) 588-3051

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
NJ Department of Human Services
222 South Warren St
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ, 08625-0700
Phone: (609) 984-5321
Fax: (609) 292-1903

Child Care Food Program Agency
Bureau of Food and Nutrition Services
State Department of Agriculture
Post Office Box 334
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0334
Phone: (609) 984-0692
Fax: (609) 984-0878
State Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
New Jersey Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
P.O. Box 55816
Trenton, NJ 08638-6816
Phone: (609) 989-7770 ext. 138
Fax: (609) 989-8060
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Office of Child Support, Department of Human Services
P.O.Box 716
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0716
Phone: (609) 588-2915
Fax: (609) 588-2354
Child Abuse Reporting
To report suspected child abuse in New Jersey, call (800) 792-8610, or (TDD/hearing impaired) (800) 835-5510.

For national child abuse information, call the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline (staffed 24 hours daily with professional crisis counselors): 1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-2-A-CHILD (T.D.D)


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