Membership Types

Members make up Child Care Aware® of America! Your membership in Child Care Aware® of America allows us to continue our efforts to advance a high-quality, affordable child care system that supports children’s growth, development, and early education.

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Who Is Eligible

Organizational Membership

Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R): Agency providing child care resource and referral services. These agencies bridge the gap between parents, providers, community leaders, and policymakers.

State Network Provider: Designated by its state, a State Network manages, coordinates, or provides contracts to CCR&Rs for services funded by the state (and possibly other funders as well). They may also coordinate the services and provide training, technical assistance, and support to the local CCR&Rs.

Child Care Agency: Organization who is licensed to provide supervision and caring for children. This category is for daycare centers, babysitters, or other providers that have been licensed by their state.

Government Agency: Organizations involved in or supporting early care and education that wish to participate in Child Care Aware® of America programs and initiatives. This category is for government agencies that are not a local CCR&R or State Network.

Nonprofits Supporting Child Care: Organizations directly or indirectly supporting children and their families that wish to participate in Child Care Aware® of America programs and initiatives. This category is for nonprofit organizations that are not a local CCR&R or State Network.

Industry Supplier Company: Individuals or organizations that supply products or services to professionals that support children and their families. This category is for those who wish to participate in Child Care Aware® of America programs and initiatives but do not provide direct services to parents, families, and communities.

Individual Membership

Child Care Resource & Referral Professional: Staff professionals who work for a Child Care Resource and Referral agency. This is an individual category meant for agency staff.

State Network Agency Staff: Staff professionals who work for a State Network Agency. This is an individual category meant for agency staff.

Child Care Provider Staff: Staff professionals who work for a child care provider. This is an individual category meant for agency staff.

Government Agency: Staff professionals who work for a government agency. This is an individual category meant to allow one or more individuals from the same agency to get involved in furthering the mission of Child Care Aware® of America.

Nonprofit Staff: Staff professionals who work for a nonprofit organization. This is an individual category meant to allow one or more individuals from the same organization to get involved in furthering the mission of Child Care Aware® of America.

Student: Student membership is only available to full-time college and university students who are interested in a career focused on children and their families. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at the time of their application. Once Child Care Aware® of America has received your application, you will be contacted by the membership department requesting a copy of your curriculum or student identification card.

 

Contact the membership team at Child Care Aware® of America, and we can answer your questions about membership and benefits. Email membership@usa.childcareaware.org or call 703-341-4105.

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