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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

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes

Deputy Chief of Public Policy

Andrew Roszak

Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness

Brenda Zedlitz

Senior Director of Client Success


Recent News and Press Releases

Child Care Aware® of America Releases Statement on SNAP

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. Lynette M. Fraga, executive director of Child Care Aware® of America, issued the following statement on changes the House Agriculture Committee has approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the current version of the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2): “SNAP benefits are a national safety net for poor families… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Endorses New Proposal to Transform Financing of Early Childhood Care

WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America endorses a recent report calling for an increased federal role in financing, quality assessment and professional development in early childhood education. The report, “Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education,” released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Feb. 22, calls for making… 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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