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Starting a Program

A person or organization caring for 6 or more children below 13 years of age must secure a license from the Office of Licensing in the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS). For information on obtaining a license and opening a child care center, visit their website. 

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Julie O'Brien


Office for Children

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7150 • Fax: 201-336-7155

Email Office for Children

Office Hours: 

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call if you need an appointment before or after office hours.

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