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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 improve the lives of children and families, we lead research that advances the child care and early learning field, and we leverage technology to help families make informed decisions about child care. We also provide 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

Deputy Executive Director

Dionne Dobbins, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Research

Brenda Zedlitz

Senior Director of Partner Success

Recent News and Press Releases

Child Care Aware® of America Announces Second Cohort of Vroom Ambassadors

Ambassadors will use the brain science embedded in Vroom to help families and providers build stronger communities WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) announced the second cohort of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Vroom ambassadors. These selected agencies will strategically embed Vroom brain-building tips and materials in their local family and… Read more »

New Grant to Support Increasing Access to High-Quality Child Care-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funds Unique National Partnership Led by NAEYC

WASHINGTON, DC —  The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) today announced the receipt of a $1 million, one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support a unique multi-organizational advocacy and action strategy designed to increase equitable access to high-quality child care. Working in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the… Read more »

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

Celebrating 30 years with Child Care Aware® of America
Go on a journey with us as we hear from notable folks from the child care community on how Child Care Aware of America got its start 30 years ago and where we are going in the future!


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.


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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