Programs and Services

CDA Assessment Fee Financial Assistance Program
Limited funds are available for eligible teachers in eligible programs, registered family child care providers, and afterschool providers for the $425.00 CDA Assessment Fee. You may obtain information and apply for assistance through the NJ Workforce Registry at

New Jersey Accreditation Facilitation Project
The New Jersey Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) provides technical assistance to community-based child care centers in achieving first-time national accreditation through many accrediting organizations such as:

  • NAEYC - the National Association for the Education of Young Children or call 1-800-424-2460
  • NECPA - the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation or call 1-800-505-9878
  • NAC - the National Accreditation Commission or call 1-800-537-1118

Directors' Academy and Administrators' Credential
Professional development opportunities in child care and education program administration. Call Georgina Criado-Hall at (908) 737-4226 for further information.

Accreditation Scholarship Assistance (ASAP) Project
The Accreditation Scholarship and Assistance Program (ASAP) provides registered family child care providers with technical assistance in obtaining accreditation through the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). Call (908) 737-4240 for information and support.

For registry information and support, contact 1-877-522-1050.