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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

Statement from Deputy Executive Director on the Passing of Dr. Edward Zigler

“Dr. Edward Zigler, recognized as the ‘Father of Head Start,’ passed away Thursday, February 7, at the age of 88. Child Care Aware® of America is saddened by this news but grateful for Dr. Zigler’s groundbreaking contributions to the field of early childhood development and child psychology,” said Michelle McCready, deputy executive director at CCAoA. “His… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Congratulates Dr. Walter S. Gilliam As Newly Elected Board President

Dr. Gilliam’s dedication to early childhood education research and analysis alongside his exceptional leadership in the fields of child psychiatry and psychology make him a sought after expert in the field.   WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is honored to announce Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D., as the newly-elected president of the… Read more »

New Report Shows Nonstandard Hours of Work Cause More Obstacles For Families and Children

Working Parents Need More Than “Day” Care WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released its Nonstandard Hours (NSH) Paper: “It’s About Time! Parents Who Work Nonstandard Hours Face Child Care Challenges,”  which found that the inadequate supply of NSH child care is problematic and raises concerns about access to safe, affordable, and… 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

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!

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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