DFD Instruction No.: 19-05-04

Priority for Services

The purpose of this instruction is to: 1) clarify the policy on admissions for priority populations; 2) provide additional detail regarding serving children with special needs, as to align with the federally mandated prioritization of services requirement at 45 CFR 98.46(a)(2); and 3) to define the eligibility criteria for the “Special Care Rate.”

Click here for DFD Instruction No.: 19-05-04

Click here for the Priority for Services Child Verification Form

Click here for the Special Care Policy Prioritizing Children with Disabilities in Child Care Information Sheet for Parents and Providers


DFD Instruction No.: 19-01-01

New Rate Categories and Rate Increase for Child Care Providers Effective January 6, 2019

The purpose of this Instruction is to provide notification of increases to the payment rates for child care providers and to provide a copy of the “Maximum Child Payment Rates” charts which include new rate categories (Special Care Rates)

Click here for the January 2019 Subsidy Rate Reimbursement Changes Letter

Click here for the Maximum Child Care Payment Rates Charts (effective January 6, 2019)


DFD Instruction No.: 18-05-01

Rate Increase for All Center-Based Providers Effective May 1, 2018

The purpose of this DFD Instruction is to provide notification of an increase to the payment rates for child care providers.

Click here for the Subsidy Rate Reimbursement Changes – Policy Statement and Grow NJ Kids Incentives Child Care Subsidy Rate Increases for Licensed Child Care Center Flyer

Click here for updates and more information on the State of New Jersey’s child care website


DFD Instruction No: 22-08-02

Notice of Family Redetermination  Guide

DFDI 22-08-02 Family Redetermination Guide 2022

CC-207 Family Redetermination Guide_8.2022


DFD Instruction No.: 17-10-02 

Notice of Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Health and Safety Requirements for Department of Health Summer Youth Camps

This instruction provides guidance on the implementation of procedures for the enforcement of the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) health and safety standards and monitoring requirements for programs registered by the Department of Health (DOH) receiving CCDF subsidy payments.

Click here for the Notice to Summer Youth Camps Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health

Click here for the Summer Youth Camps – NJ Child Care Subsidy Program – New Requirements Flyer


DFD Instruction No.: 17-10-05

Licensing Requirement for License-Exempt Child Care Providers Receiving Subsidy Payment

This instruction will provide license-exempt providers notice of the licensing deadline that will allow them to remain eligible for funds through the New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program. In order to comply with the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) minimum health and safety requirements, license-exempt providers must be licensed through the Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing (DCF/OOL) by November 19, 2017 and must begin the process of becoming licensed 45 days prior to the deadline.

Effective immediately, new license-exempt providers who would like to serve families receiving subsidy payment must submit their licensing application and health and safety documentation directly to DCF/OOL for review. Health and safety documentation includes the program’s Certificate of Occupancy and Fire Inspection Certificate which should demonstrate compliance with local and state health and safety requirements in accordance with the New Jersey’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and Uniform Fire Safety Act for the number and ages of children (Use Group) authorized.

Click here for the License Requirement Final Notice

Click here for the Federal Changes to the New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program – Parent/Guardian Letter

Click here for the Federal Changes to the New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program – Final Notice of Child Care Subsidy Options


As of March 2017, there are New Manuals and Requirements for Family Child Care Registration and Licensed Child Care Centers 

A new Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care Registration from the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Licensing (OOL), was issued on March 20, 2017. Family Child Care providers will be monitored utilizing the new Manual of Requirements beginning September 1, 2017.

.A new Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers from the State of New Jersey, DCF, OOL, was issued on March 6, 2017.


Child Care Resources’ Child Care Development department is here to help you and your program with these new requirements. For technical assistance, please contact –

Child Care Development
Employee Name Title Email Phone
Marcy Spinner Child Care Development Manager mspinner@ccrnj.org Ext. 124
Christine Boffa Child Care Education Coordinator/Lead Trainer cboffa@ccrnj.org Ext. 119
Dina Patel Infant Toddler Coordinator dpatel@ccrnj.org Ext. 133
Keithlyn Smith-Urfer Quality Improvement Specialist ksmith@ccrnj.org Ext. 120
Eduardo Magliulo Home Inspector/CACFP Coordinator emagliulo@ccrnj.org Ext. 125
Courtney Noll Family Child Care Navigator cnoll@ccrnj.org Ext. 132
Kelly Acanfora Project Coordinator kacanfora@ccrnj.org Ext. 135


If you have a concern with your child’s caregiver or child care program, please share them. All complaints may be reported anonymously.


Any complaint received by Child Care Resources is followed up by the appropriate staff member. To file a formal complaint concerning,


Licensed Child Care Centers: Contact the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Licensing at 1-877-667-9845 whose staff will conduct an investigation. If there is a licensing complaint investigation, parents are entitled to review the OOL Complaint Investigation Summary Report, as well as any letters of enforcement or other actions taken against a center during its current licensing period.


Registered Family Child Care Providers: Contact Child Care Resources at 732-918-9901, Ext. 125. Child Care Resources handles complaints that are violations of the Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care in Monmouth County. If the Registered Family Child Care Provider operates in a county other than Monmouth, you can call Child Care Resources to find the Child Care Resource & Referral Agency that operates in that county to file the complaint.


If you believe that your complaint involves abuse or neglect, concerned individuals should call the New Jersey DCF, Child Abuse Hotline, at 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873).


Questions or Concerns about Child Care Resources’ Service?


It is the goal of Child Care Resources to resolve customer concerns swiftly and properly. All customer complaints are taken seriously. For review of concerns about a customer experience, please call 732-918-9901, Ext. 121 or email kperrelli@ccrnj.org.


To submit a Customer Service Survey, click here.


Confidentiality Policy


All employees and volunteers are bound to respect each individual’s rights of privacy. All personal information given to an employee or volunteer by any member of the community will be regarded as confidential.




The child care providers that are referred to families are for reference purposes only. Child Care Resources does not license, endorse or recommend any specific provider and cannot guarantee the quality of available care. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to meet with providers in order to determine the child care arrangement which best suits the family’s needs.