Enrollment Period is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm

Completion of this pre-application does not guarantee placement in the COVID-19 ERAP.  

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance.  The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor.

Only one (1) pre-application per household will be acceptedAll participants will be selected through an online lottery process.


NJ Guidelines for June 15, 2020 Reopening Child Care Centers

Effective June 15, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 149 all child care programs operating in the State of New Jersey must comply with the requirements detailed in this guidance. Failure to do so may result in the prohibition of continued operation during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Noncompliance by licensed child care centers may also result in the suspension or revocation of an offending operator’s certificate of approval to operate. These requirements are imposed in conjunction with other applicable requirements imposed in law or regulation, or in the rare event that these requirements are in conflict with other law or regulation, the more stringent requirement shall be enforced.  This guidance is heavily derived from guidance documents produced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, in many instances it has been supplemented or modified to reflect the needs of New Jersey. In several areas, CDC recommendations have been replaced with mandates for New Jersey centers. In those instances, this guidance document is controlling.

Reopening Child Care & Early Education Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Focused Best Practice Recommendations

Children 0-6 years old have unique social-emotional needs and are at highest risk for potential developmental impact due to the heightened stress of the pandemic. Parents and caregivers, including child care providers, can directly reduce this negative impact through your nurturing, consistent, sensitive presence.

NOTE: While the recommendations in this infographic are universally appropriate, the resources listed pertain only to NY State.

Example of Parent & Caregiver Engagement Cards

Long time CITE member, Mary Lou Allen, initiated these ‘Building Brains from Birth to 36 Months of Life’  parent & caregiver engagement cards!
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