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Office for Children
The mission of the Bergen County Office for Children is to strengthen and coordinate child care services for families and child care providers, focusing on the availability, affordability, and quality of early care and education.

The Office coordinates child care services in Bergen County, with a focus on availability, affordability and quality of child care. Parents are assisted with counseling on choosing child care, referrals to child care providers, and child care subsidies. The Office trains, registers, and monitors family child care, and provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance for the child care community.

Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

The laws in New Jersey do not specify an age when a child is considered old enough to stay home alone. Parents must make an individual decision based on many factors. View guidelines and things to consider in making this difficult decision.

Attention Child Care Providers
Get guidance on radon testing for child care centers.

Child Care Providers please note:  Emergency closure dates must be reported to the Office for Children within the E-Child Care 13 day back swipe period.
Julie O'Brien

Email Office for Children

One Bergen County Plaza
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call if you need an appointment before or after office hours.

Ph: 201-336-7150
Fx: 201-336-7155

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