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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
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

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.

Upcoming NJCCA Membership Meetings: 

Next meeting: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:  9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  Les Enfants Preschool

223 14th Street

Palisades Park, NJ  07650


Topic:  Quality Counts:  Self-assessment, quality improvement, and Grow NJ Kids

Susan Gellert is a Quality Improvement Specialist with the Bergen County Office for Children.  With the continued focus on quality standards and early childhood curriculum, Ms. Gellert is going to take us through quality improvement tools and self-assessment exercises.

There has been much ongoing discussion about the GrowNJ Kids program.  We will take a look at where the program started, and where the program is currently.  Bring your questions and concerns, as NJCCA goes "On the Road."

NJCCA Members in good standing receive workshop credits for attending our meetings!

2015 Membership Renewals are now due.
Thank you for your support in 2014, please be advised that membership renewals for 2015 are now being mailed.  If you did not receive a renewal invoice, please complete a 2015 NJCCA Membership Application and remit your payment today.  Or please complete if your information has changed.  
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.

NJCCA Publishes Official Newsletter
"The Child Care Advocate"

This January, the New Jersey Child Care Association has published its' first-ever newsletter, The Child Care Advocate.  The newsletter was mailed to more than 4,200 licensed child care facilities in New Jersey and was made possible by the generosity of our advertisers.  We urge all members to support those businesses who have supported the NJCCA and made this newsletter possible. 
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.