Child and Family Resource Services
Child and Family Resource Services (CFRS) empowers families and the community by enhancing the quality and accessibility of early childhood education, and by providing information, resources, and access to community services that support families and providers. Most of our services of free of charge.
Child and Family Resource Services Include:
- Helping families pay for childcare in Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren Counties
- Development and education information to families
- Free and confidential referrals for families to early education programs
- Free and confidential referrals for families to community resources for assistance in housing, food, employment, education and other resources to strengthen families
- Developmental screening supports for children ages 6 weeks – 5.5 years
Do you have a question, need help with your application, or need a referral to a childcare provider or other resource? Call your nearest location to speak with a Family Engagement Specialist:
Child Care Assistance Program
Parent Brochure (info for before you apply for benefits)
Parent Handbook (info for when you’ve been approved for benefits)
Family Redetermination Guide
- Call 1-877-NJ-ABUSE or Report Abuse at https://www.nj.gov/dcf/reporting/how/index.html
- Center-Based Complaints:
- Call Office of Licensing at 1-877-667-9845
- Family Childcare Providers Complaints:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: Hunterdon County: 908-782-8183, Sussex County: 973-383-3461 or Warren County: 908-454-1078
There are many types of child care and early learning providers in New Jersey, click this link to learn more.
To find child care providers in your area, choose your search filters and when you are ready, just click “Search” to begin.
Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating Improvement System, is New Jersey’s program to raise the quality of child care and early learning across the state. For parents, it provides information on selecting a quality provider to help them make the most of their kids’ early learning opportunities.
Information on additional support services and community resources.
- There are many types of child care providers and there are different rules and regulations that pertain to each.
Contact us at (908) 454-1078 or email@example.com for more information
Child Care Assistance Program
- Waived Copayments, Temporary COVID-19 Family Differential Payments & Payments Based on Enrollment
- The Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development has grants available to help increase high-quality child care services and programs for our most vulnerable young children as well as strengthening our economy and our workforce.
As of March 2023, reimbursement rates will increase for licensed childcare centers and family childcare providers: Rate increase for Centers and Family Childcare DFDi 23-02-05
Other Programs that can provide assistance
Head Start promotes early childhood education, health, nutrition, mental health, and social services to children and families.
Early Head Start
Early Head Start promotes early childhood education, health, nutrition, mental health, and social services to families.
Norwescap’s Traditions Family Success Center offers programming and services that help families in Warren County succeed and thrive together.