Child Care and Early Education Service Eligibility Application

NJ Cares for Kids (NJCK) provides subsidized childcare voucher for working families and full time students who live in Hudson County and meet the guidelines mandated by the state of New Jersey. This childcare subsidy will assist you to pay for childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool-age children, school-age children up to age thirteen (13), and for children with special needs up to age nineteen (19).

Eligibility Requirements for Parent/Applicant

  • Must be a New Jersey resident;

  • Must meet income requirements and not have assets that exceed $1 million;

  • Must be working full time (30 hours or more a week), attending school full time (12 credits or more), or in job training (at least 20 hours a week);

  • Depending on family size and income, you may have to contribute to the cost of care (co-pay)

Eligibility Requirements for Child

  • Up to the age of 13, or less than age 19, if under the N.J. Division of Child Protection and Permanency’s protective supervision or mentally or physically incapable of self care;

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen;

  • Must reside with parent(s), or individual(s) acting as parent(s) (in loco parentis)

Download an application by clicking below (English and Spanish versions).