Early Childhood Substitute Solutions: Be a Substitute!

Interested in becoming a substitute in our substitute pool?


Anshoo Talwar, Shared Services Alliance Coordinator, Child Care Resources

Early Childhood Substitute Solutions is a program of Child Care Resources of Monmouth County. In addition to our core services helping families to find child care, managing child care subsidy, helping centers become licensed and home providers to become registered, and offering an array of child care trainings to support high-quality child care, we are currently in the process of setting up a child care substitute pool.

Enjoy working with children and want to set your own hours?

Becoming a child care substitute is perfect for you if you are a student, retired person, former child care provider or staff, school teacher, or anyone interested in helping promote the healthy development of children AND who wants flexible hours!

  • No prior child care experience is necessary.
  • Child Care Resources staff will support you in completing all state approved orientation trainings including CPR certification and First Aid!


  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Medical or physical examination with a record of TB/Mantoux results
    High school diploma or GED
  • Previous child care experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills
  • Live in Monmouth County or able to commute to Monmouth County


  • Telehealth & Teletherapy benefit (24/7 access, no co-pays, no deductibles, Board Certified Doctors)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Training provided
  • Text message notification system
  • Hourly pay based on education and experience ($15 – $18 per hour)
  • Choose your location

How does it work? Through our ChildcareMatters platform,

  • Child care center directors and registered family child care providers post positions for which they would like a substitute (e.g., the position, the date(s) and time(s) needed).
  • Cleared and trained substitutes respond to the posted positions if interested and available.You can apply for the posted position with one click from your phone or computer.
  • Directors and registered family child care providers select from those who have responded to the position post. Payment is made through the program’s current payroll process.

Pay is based on education and experience. You choose the child care programs and areas of the community in which you want to work. Want to increase your pay? Enroll in our Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program. You can be a subsitute (with background check clearance and state required training that we provide) while also working toward your CDA.

Our goal: Child Care Resources will connect qualified early educators with a network of partner child care centers and registered family child care homes.

Boost Your Pay by Earning a CDA!

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.

The CDA is based on a core set of early childhood competency standards.

Individuals with a CDA have knowledge about how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and have a deep understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Put simply, individuals with a CDA know how to nurture the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children.

Ask us for more information about our CDA training.

If interested in becoming a substitute, contact:

Anshoo Talwar, Shared Services Alliance Coordinator, Child Care Resources

                        atalwar@ccrnj.org   or   call: 732-918-9901 x 138