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

 
BCCAP Announcements

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

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Get Your FREE Baby Box at BCCAP!

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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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Types of Child Care

Child Care Centers:

Child Care Centers are programs that care for 6 or more children less than 13 years of age for less than 24 hours a day.  Child Care Centers must be licensed unless they are excluded or exempt from licensure by law. Only the following types of programs are excluded or exempt:

  • Drop-in programs providing care for no more than 2 hours while the parent is in the same building & accessible at all times
  • Programs in a facility that is owned or operated by the federal government
  • Registered family child care homes
  • Facilities providing live-in care on a 24 hour basis
  • Programs operated and funded by a public school district
  • Programs operated and funded by a private school that offers kindergarten through 6th grade education
  • Programs providing religious instruction to children two years of age or older for no more than two hours a day
  • Programs operated by a church to provide care while parents attend religious services
  • Special activities programs, such as athletics, hobbies, art, music, dance or craft instruction, that provide a single activity program for no more than two hours a day
  • Youth camps licensed by the NJ Department of Health
  • Day training programs operated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities

Church operated programs that were operating before May 1984 do not have to be licensed, but must meet all the physical facility and life/safety requirements in the licensing manual.

Family Child Care:

Family Child Care is the care of up to 5 children for a fee in a private residence for part of the day. The person caring for the children is called a family child care provider.  Licensing is not required for family child care providers in NJ (as long as they care for no more than 5 children under the age of 13).  However, the state has developed a voluntary registration program for family child care providers who have chosen to meet state requirements for home safety and program quality.  By selecting a registered provider, you will be assured that the home has been inspected and the provider has been screened and has attended an 8 hour training program.  Registration, however is not a guarantee of quality.  As a parent, you play an essential role in monitoring the care received by your child.  BCCAP is the sponsoring organization for family child care registration in Burlington County. For additional information contact the Family Child Care Education Coordinator at 609-261-6834, ext. 150.


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