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Re:  School-Age, Full-Time Child Care Request: COVID-19 Child Care Subsidy Initiative

Dear Parent:

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development (DHS/DFD) is committed to helping families that need child care for their school-age children during the school day this Fall as schools re-open with full or partial remote schedules due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Starting September 1, 2020 until December 30, 2020 the Department will provide child care subsidies for care during school day hours, in addition to before- and after-school care.

DHS/DFD will pay your licensed or registered child care provider from September 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 based on the hours of care needed. To be eligible for this assistance, your child must be attending school remotely, either part-time or full-time. Under the Child Care Subsidy Program, the state will provide up to $634.00 for Licensed Child Care Providers and $526.00 for Registered Family Child Care Providers per month, per child for full-time care. If the amount that we pay is less than the child care provider’s rate, providers may charge parents the cost difference.

If you need full or part-time child care during school hours, simply fill out and return the form attached.  You will need to provide information such as which days of the week/hours care and the name of the child care provider you plan to use.

If you already have a child care provider that is either licensed or registered, payments can be made quickly to your selected provider as soon as you submit this form. If you need assistance with locating a child care provider, please call our office at 4CS of Passaic County (973) 684-1904 or email us at for further assistance.

Click on the link below for the School Age, Full Time Child Care Request Form

COVID-19 School Age Subsidy Assistance Request Form


There is a free-online course entitled Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing.  (ABCs stand for antecedents, behaviors, and consequences.)  The course is a produced by Yale University and Coursera and is designed to provide concrete tools to help parents with the normal challenges of childrearing.  I provide 20+ plus sessions on many different techniques and how they can be used in the home and at school.


A sample session (9-minute on the special way to use praise) is available on YouTube:

Please note the course is free by clicking on Audit once into the site for the full course.  Audit provides all of the video sessions on the parenting techniques.  A payment option is provided and that allows access to quizzes to assess mastery of the sessions and at the end, a certificate that indicates mastery.  Coursera has a fee of $49 fee if you want that certificate.  Yet, it is important to reiterate that by clicking Audit you receive all the sessions and there is no charge for that at all.

In addition, I have a new website that is designed to help with parenting.  The site provides articles, videos, and more to serve as a resource on childrearing topics.  The site includes sections for parents and professionals and multiple articles on topics that emerge in parenting (e.g., see Blogs for articles).




NJTV in partnership with the NJEA and the New Jersey Department of Education launch a new series of on-air instruction called NJTV Learning Live. Weekdays starting this Monday, April 6th, kids can tune in to NJTV for on-air classes, taught by some of New Jersey’s finest public school teachers. Hosted by Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, recipient of the 2019-2020 State Teacher of the Year Award, on-air classes will be taught daily for Grades 3-6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NJTV (click here to find your local channel).


COVID-19 Guidance for Family’s

COVID-19 Guidance for Family’s-Spanish



Print or Download Child Care Subsidy Application (English and Spanish)
Child Care Subsidy Notification of Change Form

Family Services
SNAP-Fight Lead with Nutrition
Are You Experiencing Homelessness and Need Child Care?
Child Care Subsidy Program Parent Handbook (English)
Child Care Subsidy Program Parent Handbook (Spanish)
NJ Helps
Family Care
NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development
The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
Early Intervention Services
Special Care Policy, Prioritizing Children with Special Needs in Child Care
Ages & Stages Questionnaire-Keep track of your child’s development
Home Visitation Services
Child Care Aware of New Jersey
Child Care Aware of America
Child Care in State of NJ
Child Care Map of Passaic County
Grow NJ Kids
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
SPAN- Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers Association (NJFCCPA)
Save the Children
State Earned Income Tax Credit
Schools Development Authority (SDA) districts, formerly Abbott


The goal of National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment is to ensure that school-age children in families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.

Link to NCASE Resources:

Give your child a great start in life today—and an even better future. Vroom provides tools highlighting    the science behind early brain development and empowering parents to turn everyday activities, like bath time and mealtime, into brain building moments for children.


Link to

Link to #Vroom4TheFuture Partnership program with ChildCare Aware:


Ready4K! to sign up for kindergarten. Text “Ready4K” to 313131. For more information, go to