Office for Children


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Mission Statement:

Strengthening Bergen County Families, connecting them with quality, inclusive childcare, and supporting the childcare community with education and training.

Updates and News

Our next virtual Directors’ Meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2023 from 9:00am-10:00am. Please register on NJCCIS.

The DHS/DFD Policy of payment based on enrollment rather than attendance for children in the Child Care Assistance Program has been extended through June 2023.

New website by the State of New Jersey designed to help residents, small businesses, nonprofits and local governments replace or rebuild damage due to storms and to prepare for future storms:

Attendance and Enrollment Study

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development will launch a Child Care Enrollment Study Form to collect attendance for a study comparing the costs of enrollment vs. attendance-based assistance programs.

Grow NJ Kids tiered reimbursement now includes Family Child Care Providers (FCCs)

Tell Us Your Story About Child Care

Please take a moment and share your story with us through this form.


Contact Us

Julie O'Brien


Office for Children

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7150

Email Office for Children

Office Hours: 

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call for an appointment.

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