If you need help paying for child care, financial assistance is available from a variety of sources. In the northwestern New Jersey area, NORWESCAP, the North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency and the Bergen County Department of Human Services all offer programs to those who need help making ends meet while raising a family.
It is advisable to contact all of the organizations that serve your geographical area. We have attempted to consolidate all of the programs and their eligibility requirements here, but this is not an exhaustive list.
NORWESCAP provides cost-effective, coordinated services to low-income families in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Passaic and Warren Counties in New Jersey and is tasked with, “Fighting Poverty. Creating Opportunites. Changing Lives.” Their website, at http://www.norwescap.org, allows families to sign up for their services directly. Eligibility is as follows:
If you work more than 30 hours per week OR
If you take 12 or more college credits OR
If you attend training 20 or more hours per week OR
A combination of the above to equal full-time participation AND
You meet income eligibility requirements
Residents of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties can contact NORWESCAP directly for aid. Residents of Passaic County should apply for NORWESCAP aid through the North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency listed below. Morris county residents should apply for NORWESCAP aid through the Morris County UCCA office at (973)927-6060.
Then aid can be used for enrolling your child at Discovery Years, either in our full or part time child care programs, our after school care, or our summer camp programs. Contact Us Today
North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency
The North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency is a “grass roots” effort by parents, providers, social service agencies and child care centers concerned about the quantity, quality and availability of affordable child care. They can provide referral services, help in understanding child care options, help assessing providers and voucher assistance that can provide subsidies for child care expenses to parents. Their website is located at http://www.nj4c.com.
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Children’s Services
The New Jersey Department of Human Services provides help for families throughout New Jersey. They can provide child care subsidies for low and moderate income working parents, including preshool instruction and after-school programs for children up to age 13. Their website is located at http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/children.html/.
NORWESCAP – http://www.norwescap.org
North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency – http://www.nj4c.com
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Children’s Services – http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/children.html/