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December 19, 2017

The Christie administration has appropriated close to $15 million from the 2018 budget for increases in the rates of payment to certain childcare providers. Ranging between 1 percent and 4 percent, they will go to childcare centers paid through the Child Care Subsidy Program; the increases will be phased in during the first half of 2018.

There will also be an incentive rate of 4 percent up to 24 percent for centers rated at three or above in Grow NJ Kids, the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) that the departments of Education, Children and Families, and Human Services administer.

About 5,000 childcare providers in New Jersey, serving 65,000 children, receive just over $300 million in childcare subsidies annually.

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