Burlington County Community Action Program
718 Route 130 South
Burlington, NJ 08016
609.386.5800

 
BCCAP Announcements

Mandatory Health & Safety Training for Child Care Providers

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BCCAP's 2016 Annual Report

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BCCAP Celebrates 50 years of service to Burlington County!!!

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CDA Scholarships are available for Child Care Providers in Burlington County

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BCCAP customers are surveyed about their BCCAP experience.

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NEED HELP WITH HEATING & UTILITY BILLS?

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Important information for child care providers about PINJ Registery

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Become a REGISTERED FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER

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FREE Early Childhood Programs at Head Start and Early Head Start!

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What Questions to Ask When Visiting A Provider

Before making a selection visit several providers. Download this check-off list to compare the places you see. If you have any questions, please contact our Consumer Education Resource Specialist, Janet Soto at or call 609-261-6834, ext. 5144.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

  • Is the current license posted?
  • Is area clean and child-proofed?
  • Is the outdoor play area fenced in with a variety of climbing and ride-on-toys?
  • Is the provider to child ratio adequate?
  • Do the children and providers wash their hands before touching food, after diapering, toileting and coming in from outside?
  • Is the food nutritious and provided under sanitary conditions?
  • Are the toys developmentally appropriate and in good condition?
  • Is a daily schedule posted?
  • Is there a written policy for administering medication and caring for sick children?
  • Are the same caregivers with the children throughout the day?  Children benefit when they are cared for by the same individual.
  • Is there a good balance between active play and quiet time?  Are the children read to everyday?
  • Is the curriculum child-centered, allowing the child the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play?
  • Do providers make eye contact when speaking to a child?  Do children and adults talk to each other?
  • Can parents visit any time?  Are parent conferences held?
  • Are children happy and treated with respect?
  • Is the program’s discipline policy consistent with your ideas?
  • Does the staff participate in on-going trainings and professional development?  Do providers hold degrees in early childhood education?
  • Does the provider have experience and education in child care?  Who is in charge when the provider is absent?
  • Did you enjoy visiting and like the providers?
  • Is the provider accredited by a national organization, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC)?  Accreditation signals a higher level of quality.
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