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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 are proud advocates for child care policies that improves the lives of children and families, leads research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverages technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provides professional development for child care providers.

Below, you will find our position papers, press releases, fast facts and other resources providing further background.

If you are interested in speaking with one of our subject-matter experts, please contact our Public Relations Manager, RaeAnn Pickett or 703-341-4100 x112.

CCAoA Spokespeople

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Michelle McCready

Chief of Policy

Dionne Dobbins, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Research

Hilary Ritt

Senior Director of Product Strategy

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes

Deputy Chief of Public Policy

Andrew Roszak

Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness


Recent News and Press Releases

Child Care Aware® of America Welcomes Four New Board Members

Organization’s expanded board adds experts in military, finance, bilingual education and health   WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America added four additions to our board of directors, of whom have expertise in military child care, nonprofit finance, bilingual education and child health, rounding out the organization’s newly expanded 17-member board. Child Care Aware®… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Online Media Center Resource

CCAoA’s Media Center will house critical research, issue-specific information, and spokesperson biographies WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) unveiled its Media Center, an online clearinghouse featuring policy reports and research as well as brand guidelines and issue overviews. The Media Center will allow users to quickly and easily access the most up-to-date… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Welcomes Yvette Sanchez Fuentes as Deputy Chief of Public Policy

Lifelong child care and early education advocate will lead CCAoA’s policy and outreach strategy WASHINGTON, DC — Yvette Sanchez Fuentes has joined Child Care Aware of America’s (CCAoA) policy team as the deputy chief of public policy. She brings with her extensive experience in providing services to young children from low-income families as well fighting for policies… Read more »

June 2017 Child Care Provider of the Month – Hampton University Child Development Center

Arlington, VA – July 7, 2017 – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), Teachstone, and the Afterschool Alliance would like to congratulate Joy Phelps and the staff at… Read more »

military families and child care providers

Senators Introduce Bi-Partisan Legislation Giving Military Families More Child Care Support and Flexibility

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently introduced legislation that would help provide more child care support and flexibility to military families. The “Availability of Child Care for Every Servicemember and Spouse (ACCESS) Act of 2017” would apply to child care facilities on military bases and installations, as well as community providers. Today,… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Child Care Licensing Database Launch

In 2014, with the reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), all states were required to have stronger licensing standards. States were then searching for tools to both document their current licensing regulations and develop benchmarks toward meeting best practices for health and safety. To meet that need, we developed CCAoA’s Child Care… Read more »

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Videos

Krista Scott
Senior Vice President, Child Care Health Policy at CCAoA
Presentation on healthy and quality child care partnerships
9/14/2017

Vision

Every family in the United States has access to a high quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates positive economic impact for families and communities.

Mission

We advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families.
Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners

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