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Elegir calidad
Cuidado de los niños

Varios estudios a largo plazo han demostrado que los niños que asistieron a programas de cuidado infantil de alta calidad obtienen mejores resultados en las pruebas académicas en la escuela y tienen menos informes de mal comportamiento. Estos resultados continúan en la adolescencia del niño. Obtenga más información sobre lo que debe buscar al tratar de encontrar cuidado infantil de calidad.

Servicios de Referencia y Recursos de Cuidado Infantil para Familias

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Referencias de Cuidado Infantil

Elegir Cuidado Infantil de Calidad

El cuidado infantil de calidad es individual para cada niño y familia. Sin embargo, los padres también tienen la oportunidad de considerar años de investigación en su decisión de cuidado infantil.

Listas de Verificación del Programa de Cuidado Infantil

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Servicios de referencia y recursos de cuidado infantil para familias

Ofrecemos a las familias y la comunidad Referencias de cuidado infantil GRATIS e información sobre programas de cuidado infantil en los condados de Middlesex y Somerset.

Varios estudios a largo plazo han demostrado que los niños que asistieron a programas de cuidado infantil de alta calidad obtienen mejores resultados en las pruebas académicas en la escuela y tienen menos informes de mal comportamiento. Estos resultados continúan en la adolescencia del niño. Obtenga más información sobre lo que debe buscar al tratar de encontrar cuidado infantil de calidad utilizando los enlaces a continuación o comunicándose con nuestro personal.

  • What kind of child care can I use and receive help in paying for my child's care?
    You can use a Licensed Child Care Center, State-Registered Family Child Care (FCC) home provider or a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN). The selection is always parental choice.
  • What is the process if I select a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN) provider?
    You should inform the Subsidy Case Worker assigned to your case that you would like to use a FFN provider. You must also be prepared to have the potential provider’s full legal name, address of where he/she will be watching your child, provider’s phone number and social security number available when you call. This potential provider will then receive a phone call and will be mailed a packet that must be completed and returned immediately. New requirements must be met by your potential provider before payment can be approved. IMPORTANT: Due to new state mandated requirements the timeframe to complete all the requirements can take approximately five through eight weeks. We will not back pay, parents / applicants will have to pay out of pocket until the prospective provider has completed all the requirements and has been approved.
  • How often should a provider expect to be paid?
    Once the contract is received, the provider can expect to receive payment on a bi-weekly basis which will be direct deposited into their bank account.
  • I submitted an application for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP); how long will it take to process my application?
    We review documentation provided by you within 10 business days. However please be advised a response will be sent to you via mail and allow an additional 3 to 5 business days for mailing.
  • Do you help pay registration fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with registration fee. Up to $50 registration fee can be paid per provider; one time only.
  • Do you help pay transportation fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with transportation. Up to $2 per day can be paid.
  • How much assistance will I receive and what is my portion (co-pay)?
    The amount covered is dependent on your family size, income and whether you need full-time or part-time care. The exact amounts will not be known until all of the listed information has been approved and entered in the state subsidy systems.
  • Do you help pay occasional care if my current provider is closed due to school closing?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with occasional care due to your child’s current provider closing due to school closing or holiday.
  • Can my subsidy payment be stopped or terminated?
    Yes. Below are some reasons you may no longer receive help in paying for child care (based on the subsidy program you are approved for). Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Your activity has ended or you stop attending You have not submitted employment documents to your case worker You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible Child Care Assistance PRogram (CCAP): You move out of New Jersey Your income increases over the 85 % of the SMI income scale You stop working or attending school for more than three months You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible For a complete list you can read your Parent Handbook or speak to a Subsidy Case Manager.

Elegir cuidado infantil de calidad

El cuidado infantil de calidad es individual para cada niño y familia. Sin embargo, los padres también tienen la oportunidad de considerar años de investigación en su decisión de cuidado infantil. Hemos incluido algunos aspectos destacados en este folleto.

Ambiente

El entorno físico es importante para el éxito de un niño; el espacio debe ser adecuado, dividido en centros de aprendizaje, así como espacios tranquilos y de lectura. Los niños deben poder moverse cómodamente en su espacio y los juguetes y el equipo deben ser duraderos, seguros y apropiados para su edad.

Salud y seguridad

De primordial importancia para los padres es la salud y la seguridad de sus hijos. Los programas de cuidado infantil deben promover procedimientos que incluyan el lavado de manos y exámenes de salud regulares del niño y del cuidador. Las políticas del programa deben incluir: política de enfermedad, contactos de emergencia, RCP y capacitación en primeros auxilios para el personal, simulacros de incendio y saneamiento diario. Todo el entorno debe ser a prueba de niños, los juguetes deben estar en buen estado y desinfectarse diariamente. El equipo debe ser inspeccionado periódicamente.

Actividades

Los niños aprenden a través de experiencias cotidianas. Las actividades deben ser variadas y basadas en la edad del niño. Debe haber una variedad de materiales disponibles y los cuidadores deben ser flexibles, creativos y no juzgar. Las actividades deben incluir tiempo interior/exterior, ruidoso y tranquilo. Todas las actividades deben ser impulsadas por las necesidades del niño y no por el maestro.

Cuidador/Padre

Un programa de calidad incluye a los padres como socios en el desarrollo de su hijo. Se debe establecer un nivel de respeto entre los padres y el cuidador donde se comparte información, se acuerdan estándares y se celebra el éxito. Los padres deben tratar a su cuidador con respeto, cooperación y consideración.

Desarrollo del cuidador

Para brindar una atención de calidad, un cuidador debe comprometerse a mejorar sus habilidades a través de la capacitación. La estabilidad del personal también aumenta las experiencias positivas de un niño en el cuidado infantil.

Por último, confía en tus instintos. Usted conoce a su hijo y sabe dónde será más feliz. Pregúntele a un proveedor si le permitiría traer a su hijo al programa por un día y vea cómo encajan.

  • What kind of child care can I use and receive help in paying for my child's care?
    You can use a Licensed Child Care Center, State-Registered Family Child Care (FCC) home provider or a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN). The selection is always parental choice.
  • What is the process if I select a Family, Friend & Neighbor (FNN) provider?
    You should inform the Subsidy Case Worker assigned to your case that you would like to use a FFN provider. You must also be prepared to have the potential provider’s full legal name, address of where he/she will be watching your child, provider’s phone number and social security number available when you call. This potential provider will then receive a phone call and will be mailed a packet that must be completed and returned immediately. New requirements must be met by your potential provider before payment can be approved. IMPORTANT: Due to new state mandated requirements the timeframe to complete all the requirements can take approximately five through eight weeks. We will not back pay, parents / applicants will have to pay out of pocket until the prospective provider has completed all the requirements and has been approved.
  • How often should a provider expect to be paid?
    Once the contract is received, the provider can expect to receive payment on a bi-weekly basis which will be direct deposited into their bank account.
  • I submitted an application for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP); how long will it take to process my application?
    We review documentation provided by you within 10 business days. However please be advised a response will be sent to you via mail and allow an additional 3 to 5 business days for mailing.
  • Do you help pay registration fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with registration fee. Up to $50 registration fee can be paid per provider; one time only.
  • Do you help pay transportation fee?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with transportation. Up to $2 per day can be paid.
  • How much assistance will I receive and what is my portion (co-pay)?
    The amount covered is dependent on your family size, income and whether you need full-time or part-time care. The exact amounts will not be known until all of the listed information has been approved and entered in the state subsidy systems.
  • Do you help pay occasional care if my current provider is closed due to school closing?
    Only those clients on the Work First New Jersey Program (WFNJ) are eligible for assistance with occasional care due to your child’s current provider closing due to school closing or holiday.
  • Can my subsidy payment be stopped or terminated?
    Yes. Below are some reasons you may no longer receive help in paying for child care (based on the subsidy program you are approved for). Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Your activity has ended or you stop attending You have not submitted employment documents to your case worker You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible Child Care Assistance PRogram (CCAP): You move out of New Jersey Your income increases over the 85 % of the SMI income scale You stop working or attending school for more than three months You have not paid your portion of child care cost (co-pay) You failed to return the annual redetermination application and eligibility documents You are no longer eligible For a complete list you can read your Parent Handbook or speak to a Subsidy Case Manager.

Descargar listas de verificación del programa de cuidado infantil

Lista de verificación de programas de cuidado infantil para uso general

Lista de verificación de programas de cuidado infantil para bebés

Lista de verificación de programas de cuidado infantil para niños pequeños

Lista de verificación de programas de cuidado infantil para niños en edad preescolar

Lista de verificación de programas de cuidado infantil para niños en jardín de infantes

Enlaces y documentos adicionales

Características de la Atención de Calidad

Ayúdenos a asistir las Familias de los Condado de Middlesex y Somerset

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