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Welcome to Child Care Aware® of America’s Legislative Action Center

See all of Child Care Aware® of America’s campaigns to strengthen the quality of child care. Each issue follows Child Care Aware® of America’s Public Policy Agenda and is accompanied by a one-page brief backgrounder should you wish for more information.


In every state, child care can be: hard to find, difficult to afford, and of mediocre quality. State licensing standards vary greatly with few states meeting the most basic standards to ensure that children are safe and learning while in child care. Read more about child care center standards in your state; or learn more about family child care home standards in your state by reading our 2012 report ‘Leaving Children to Chance’. We hope you’ll use this site to help improve the quality of child care so that all children start school ready to learn and are safe while their parents work.

Please take the following actions:

  1. Join our Action Network and we’ll send you important updates regarding our issues and how you can speak out on important issues.
  2. Send an email to your elected officials and tell them to pass important legislation that you can follow right here.

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