Child Care Resource & Referral

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND FAMILIES! 
As of March 1, 2020, there will be a reduction of co-payments.  A letter was sent to families and providers to explain the new payment amounts. 
Call or email if you have any questions. 

CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL (CCR&R)

The BCAP Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program has the most up-to-date listing of quality Child Care Centers and Registered Family Child Care Providers located in Burlington County. This enables us to provide the families of Burlington County current information about childcare options available in the Burlington County. Every year new Child Care Centers and Registered Family Child Care Providers contact our Agency to be included in our database and the referral listings that we give to our Burlington County Families. The CCR&R specialist collects the provider’s paperwork and information to be placed into BCAP’s active database, visits the site, and discusses the program that is being offered and how BCAP can assist them. In addition to the initial visit for providers that are located within Burlington County, BCAP provides ongoing technical assistance and consultation to out-of-county providers. This enables our families to find quality care, even if their work commute takes them out of their home county.

 To get your Child Care Referral today call (609) 267-7674 or (888) 554-2077.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.
There is no cost for this service.

Click here for different types of child care settings.
Click here for a downloadable check list/information for visiting child care settings.

Child Care Programs

Below are the programs and services we currently offer.

New Jersey Cares For Kids (NJCK)

.The New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCK) Program is a subsidized child care program administered by the Department of Family Development and the Burlington Community Action Partnership, Inc. (BCAP). NJCK provides partial payment to child care providers on behalf of the applicants. Applicants are required to pay a co-payment based on their family size and income.

Program Requirements:

  • An NJCK-Application must be completed. This is a fillable PDF application that you have a few options to complete:
    • Complete on your device, print, and mail or deliver in person to 1 Van Sciver Parkway, Willingboro.
      • To fill out the application on your phone, you must download the Adobe Acrobat Reader from the app store (it’s free).
    • Complete on your device, save to your device, and email to bccapnjckapplications@bccap.org.
      • To fill out the application on your phone, you must download the Adobe Acrobat Reader from the app store (it’s free).
    • Print a blank application, manually complete it, and mail or deliver in person.
  • Applicant and co-applicant must prove their income by providing consecutive pay stubs.
  • Proof of any other income needs to be provided (ex. Child support, Alimony, Social Security, etc…)
  • Applicant and co-applicant must be working and/or going to school a minimum of 30 hours (full time credit hours for school).
  • A child care provider that accepts the NJCK Subsidy Program must be chosen as the care giver.

For more information about the NJCK Program please contact Shellinda Hardie at 609-835-4329, Option 4 or email shardie@bccap.org.

The Income Eligibility Guidelines can be found here.

The NJCK office is located at 1 Van Sciver Parkway, Willingboro, NJ.

To view the State’s website follow this link:  http://www.childcarenj.gov

Work First New Jersey Voucher Program (WFNJ)

The Work First New Jersey Child Care Subsidy Program is a State and Federally funded program administered by the Department of Family Development and the Burlington Community Action Partnership, Inc. (BCAP). The program subsidizes the cost of child care for customers who have been deemed eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) through the Board Of Social Services and need child care assistance to attain family sustainability.

As a first step, interested applicants must contact the Board of Social Services at 609-261-1000.

http://www.bcbss.org

For more information about the WFNJ Program please contact Shellinda Hardie at 609-239-4016 or email shardie@bccap.org.

The WFNJ office is located at 1 Van Sciver Parkway, Willingboro, NJ.

To view the State’s website follow this link:  http://www.childcarenj.gov

Family Engagement

The Family Engagement Specialist coordinates and facilitates Books, Balls and Blocks events to promote family engagement and education, and provides support to families, helping them thrive and therefore reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect. Families are supported and encouraged to attend parent cafes, focus groups and other activities, as well as fill out an ASQ-3 screening tool, to inform, educate and solicit feedback and input. Through these activities, caregivers can learn about and assess their child’s development. The Family Engagement Specialist works closely with early childhood systems and key partners and serves as a resource to the CCR&R regarding community events and activities.

Contact Judith Byrne at 609-261-6834 Extension *5148 or at jubyrne@bccap.org.

 Infant Toddler Specialist Network

The Infant Toddler Specialist Network, a quality initiative funded by the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, assists educators of very young children in providing the very best care for infants and toddlers. The Infant Toddler Specialist Network has two predominant goals:

· To improve the quality of infant/toddler early care across the state

· To increase the availability of quality early care programs for families with infants and toddlers

Burlington County has its own Infant Toddler Specialist that offers professional development, technical assistance, assessment, mentoring, and consultation to all early childhood programs serving infants and toddlers. The Infant Toddler Specialist offers professional development workshops specific to infant and toddler care and education. The specialist is also able to offer professional development to your program at your location, if needed. The specialist offers resources, materials, mentoring and modeling to enhance your program. Using the appropriate environmental scale (ITERS-3 or FCCERS-3), the Infant Toddler Specialist will assist you with assessing your program and see where improvements can be made. Enrolled providers are eligible to receive classroom materials as incentives for completing the program. Grow NJ Kids programs are not eligible for the incentives. Providers are encouraged to take advantage of any grants and scholarships that are available on NJCCIS.

 

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To file a complaint against a child care provider:

Licensed Child Care Centers
Call Office of Licensing at 877-667-9845

Registered Family Child Care Providers
Call Vivyan Saloka, BCAP Family Child Care Monitor/Resource Technician at 609-261-6834 x5149

To report abuse or neglect
Call 877-NJ-ABUSE (877-543-7864)

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