Community Child Care Solutions and the State of New Jersey allows relatives and non-relatives to care for the children of clients who are currently enrolled and covered under Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) or New Jersey Care for Kids (NJCK) child care programs and are receiving aid in paying for child care.


Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) (also known as Approved Homes) must be selected by a client who is currently enrolled and covered under Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) or New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCK). The potential provider and all residents of the home in which care is provided, over 14 years of age must complete a Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) form and the home must have a health and safety inspection.


Family Friends & Neighbors (FFN) providers can be paid for providing child care for the children of WFNJ and NJCK clients.  Age appropriate informational packets will be sent to providers.


How do I become an FFN Provider?

After you have been identified as the parent’s child care choice, Community Child Care Solutions will contact you to schedule a face-to-face orientation at which time you will receive all necessary paperwork to complete. A home inspection will be scheduled at a time convenient for you. All providers must also complete First Aid/CPR training which can be done through Community Child Care Solutions.

What is a C.A.R.I. Form?

A C.A.R.I form (the yellow form in the application packet) is a Child Abuse Record Information form that the State of New Jersey uses to do background checks on providers and household members 14 years and above to insure that there has been no accounts of child abuse in their background.

Who must complete a C.A.R.I. Form?

Any household member where the child(ren) are being cared for, 14 years of age or above must complete and sign their own C.A.R.I. form.