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Child Care Aware NJ (CCANJ) is a non-profit organization composed of child care resource and referral agencies. CCANJ promotes a universally accessible, affordable & high quality system of early care & education that is responsive to parental choice. We believe that all children deserve access to high quality, affordable child care. We recognize that families need support in understanding and accessing the child care options in their community and we represent those agencies that help them do so.



We all want what's best for our children. So what can-and should-we do as a society to ensure all our babies get a strong start? To start the conversation, CCANJ, in collaboration with the local CCR&R's, will be hosting screenings of the The Raising of America documentary series across the state to discuss the importance of improving the quality and access of early learning programs in our communities today. For more information on upcoming screenings please email info@ccanj.org or contact your local CCR&R.

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CCANJ News and Events

Announcement! NJACCRRA is Now Child Care Aware of NJ

We are excited to announce that in February 2016, NJACCRRA officially became Child Care Aware of New Jersey (CCANJ) to align with our national organization, Child Care Aware of America. While our name may have changed, our mission - to promote a universally accessible, affordable and high-quality system of early care and education that is responsive to parental choice - remains the same. As a member of the nation's leading voice for child care, Child Care Aware of New Jersey is in the forefront of the national agenda to elevate safety and learning standards for the more than 11 million children in America in child care and ensure the highest quality child care is affordable and accessible to all families.

CCANJ's The Raising of America Campaign

Findings from CCANJ's 2016 Public Engagement Campaign

Child Care Aware of NJ Winter Newsletter

Draft NJ Child Care Development Plan

Click here to review the 2016 NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development draft Child Care Development Fund plan. A hearing will be held on March 21, 2016 for public comment.

Early Childhood Legislation Introduced

New package of bills to expand/bolster early childhood education unveiled in State Senate


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