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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

Chief of Policy

Dionne Dobbins, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Research

Hilary Ritt

Deputy Chief of Product Strategy

Brenda Zedlitz

Senior Director of Client Success


Recent News and Press Releases

Child Care Aware® of America’s 12th Annual Cost of Care Report Shows Child Care Outpaces Nearly All Other Family Expenses Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA)  today released its 12th annual The US and the High Cost of Child Care: A Review of Prices and Proposed Solutions for a Broken System which found that child care is unaffordable in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. For 30 years, CCAoA has been… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Report Shows Snapshot of Child Care Landscape Nationally and At State Level

Washington, DC – Today, Child Care Aware® of America released its 2018 Checking In: A Snapshot of the Child Care Landscape, a report that summarizes the supply and demand for child care in each state, the average cost of licensed and accredited child care, and the services provided by Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Furthers Partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation to Boost Family Engagement

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) and the Bezos Family Foundation announce their continued partnership and renewed focus on supporting early care and education professionals as brain builders through Vroom. Vroom is a global initiative that empowers parents and caregivers, including early care and education professionals, to boost children’s early learning 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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