New Jersey Child Care Association

Dedicated to providing support and guidance in the management and administration of child care centers in New Jersey, and leading the industry to excellence through:


  • Continuing Education and Professional Development
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Facilities best practices
  • Latest trends in curriculum development
  • Business Partner discounts and benefits
  • Advocacy and legislative representation
  • Peer-to-Peer networking opportunities

Upcoming NJCCA Membership Meetings: 

Next Membership Meeting:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Featuring Gigi Schweikert

"Helping Adults Succeed with Emphasis on Communication Skills."

Time:  10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Place:  The Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark

120 Wood Avenue South

Iselin, NJ 08830

Would you want this to happen to your child?  

Before we rush into shoving every Pre-K program into the public education system, let's take a moment to consider what is best for the child.  #PreKTheRightWay

NJCCA to publish "The Child Care Advocate" Volume II
This fall, the New Jersey Child Care Association will publish Volume II of The Child Care Advocate, which will be mailed to approximately 4,000 privately licensed child care centers in New Jersey.  We are looking for authors to write articles that pertain to private child care, as well as advertisers.


The NJCCA Fall Leadership Symposium will be held at the FEA Conference Center in Monroe Twp., NJ, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.  The program for the symposium will be "A Child Care Health Summit," and a limited number of exhibit tables and sponsorships are available.  Interested vendors should review the 2016 NJCCA Fall Leadership Symposium Exhibitor and Sponsorship flyer in order to reserve space as soon as possible. 

Please click here for the 2015 Fall Leadership Symposium Exhibitor & Sponsorship Flyer.

2016 Partners in Education Conference
The New Jersey Child Care Association is preparing for its annual "Partners in Education" conference which will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at The Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark.  We are looking for engaging and qualified speakers to present at the conference.  If you are an accomplished speaker with a relevant topic that pertains to private child care, please complete the Request for Proposal (RFP) and return by November 6, 2015.  You must be available from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on March 12th.

Also, we have finalized our exhibit space for the conference, and interested vendors can download a copy of the "Contract for Exhibit Space" here.  Since we are moving to a hotel venue, we will have less exhibit space than previous years, and we may, in fact, sell out of space. 

Thank you to our keynote speaker Dr. Gerry Costa!

Thank you to our keynote speaker Dr. Gerard Costa for his presentation "Babies, Brains and Relationships," given at the NJCCA Partners in Education Conference held on March 7, 2015 at Rutgers University.

Information provided by:
Gerard Costa, Ph.D., DIR-C, IMH-E-IV-Clinical Mentor
Director and Senior Lecturer
Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health
College of Education and Human Services
Principal Investigator, New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence Coordinating Center
Montclair State University.

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES EDITORIAL:  After Millville day care drowning, stricter oversight needed for those who care for our children.
Some stories hit closer to home than others.

For any parent who leaves their child in the care of others, this week's news of a toddler drowning at a Millville day care was likely a kick to the gut.

Join NJCCA Today!  Take advantage of our great member benefits.

The NJ Department of Children and Families has released a new manual.  Please refer to the DCF website for details.

Do your parents or staff have questions about the flu shot? 

We have a flyer that may help! Check out the story on the News and Events page.  

Macysyn Op-Ed Article Raises Important Issues About Private Child Care

New Jersey Child Care Association executive director Curtis S. Macysyn recently authored an opinion-editorial article published in the Press of Asbury Park.  The article focused on the importance of preserving private child care facilities in New Jersey and the important standing these businesses have in the communities they serve.  Read the article.