Child Care Subsidy Rates Increased in New Jersey

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Increased child care subsidy rates have gone into effect in the state, and officials have announced new investments to help working families.

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Murphy Administration’s increased child care subsidy rates have taken effect and the first child care center improvement grants stemming from its investment in quality child care have been awarded.

First Lady Murphy says this will help move towards a healthier future for every family in New Jersey and added that the State must ensure families can access the best quality of care for their children.

The highest rate increase is for infant care, which increased by 25 percent, while toddler rates increased six percent and preschool rates increased 10 percent.

Glassboro Child Development Center in Gloucester County received one of the 20 grants given to improve child care programs.

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