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How much will it cost me to build a child care center in New Jersey?

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According to Morton Buildings, the price for building a child care facility is contingent on the materials that are used, the size of the building, specific amenities and the building site and location. As a result, the price or price range is not set in stone.

Morton Buildings states that prices are also influenced by a city's building codes, zoning regulations and required permits. The location site must be analyzed as well. Whether a site needs to be prepared for construction or is determined to be well-prepared greatly affects the price.

New Jersey's Department of Children and Families states that any organization that cares for six or more children under 13 years old must secure licensing from their office. In order to facilitate the process, child care providers must identify the potential site. They must then contact a construction official in town to see if the site is zoned for day care use.

In New Jersey, a certificate of occupancy (CO) must be obtained once a site is established and a building is deemed to be in compliance with the state's Uniform Construction Code (NJUCC). COs are classified as I-4 or institutional or E - educational. I-4 COs cover day care facilities that house children under 2 1/2 years old and E type COs cover facilities that hold children 2 1/2 years or older.


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