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Licensed child care centers in New Jersey

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Why This Indicator Matters

Children need safe, nurturing and enriching environments where they can grow and learn while their parents work. Parents need affordable, reliable child care so they can be productive employees. And, employers need staff who come to work with peace of mind, knowing their children are safe and happy.

In New Jersey, licensed child care centers serve a minimum of six children and must adhere to state licensing requirements. 
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Definition and Source



Number of licensed child care centers in New Jersey.

Data Source

New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

State and county data are as of December 31 of each year listed.

Newark data are for June of each year listed--2012 Newark figures are as of September, 2015 Newark figures are as of November.


Data updated 9/9/2022.

Last Updated

June 2023