Child Care Aware® of America Overview

cca-overviewAbout Child Care Aware® of America

Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care. Founded in 1987, we advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families, lead research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverage technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provide professional development for child care providers. Child Care Aware® of America is the only national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on child care and serves as ‘our nation’s leading voice for child care’. We work with more than 500 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies nationwide. These community-based agencies assist over 860,000 families a year secure child care and provide training and support to child care providers. Child Care Aware® of America is honored to support all branches of the military in their commitment to providing quality, affordable, community-based child care for all military families.


About Child Care Aware®

Child Care Aware® is a program of Child Care Aware® of America, funded by the Office of Child Care. Child Care Aware® provides information, referrals, tools and resources to families seeking child care nationwide, with a special emphasis on serving vulnerable and special populations, including refugees and asylees, military families and low-income families. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs. The nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers, Child Care Aware® operates a toll-free referral line staffed by highly-trained and friendly Child Care Consumer Education Specialists who offer both parents and providers invaluable information about child care, and referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies where they can receive individualized assistance. The Child Care Aware® website is one of the most visited and trusted destinations for parents seeking child care. By providing reliable information about quality child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® is a critical national link between parents and child care providers.

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