Membership Overview

Who We Are

Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance a high-quality, affordable child care system that supports children’s growth, development, and early education. 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.


Why Become a Member

When you join Child Care Aware® of America, your support helps us:

  • Elevate safety and learning standards for the more than 11 million children in child care across the nation.
  • Undertake research that informs policymakers, families, and child care providers with the latest data on the current child care system.
  • Advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.
  • Advocate for funds to develop programs that increase the quality and availability of child care.

Who Should Join

  • Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Child Care Resource & Referral Professionals
  • State Network Agencies
  • State Network Provider Staff
  • Child Care Provider Agencies
  • Child Care Provider Staff
  • Government Agencies Supporting Children & Families
  • Nonprofit Organizations Supporting Children & Families
  • Industry Supplier Companies Supporting Children & Families
  • Students
  • Donors/Supporters of the Child Care Industry
  • Others Supporting the Child Care Industry

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