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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 improves the lives of children and families, leads research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverages technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provides 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

Senior Director of Product Strategy

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes

Deputy Chief of Public Policy

Andrew Roszak

Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness


Recent News and Press Releases

Child Care Aware® of America’s New Story Maps Show States’ Child Care Gaps

First data-rich interactive maps show vast gaps in MA and AK WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America today released the first in its series of data-rich story maps of state child care gaps. The first interactive maps showed that one in four children in Alaska’s working families and two in five children in Massachusetts’s… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Shares Brain-Building Tips During Vroom Week

A creative approach to everyday interactions can help build children’s brains WASHINGTON, DC — Child Care Aware® of America is proud to sponsor Vroom Week from Oct. 16 to 20 to encourage families and caregivers to use simple prompts during daily moments to help build children’s brains. Child Care Aware® of America is excited to partner… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Welcomes Four New Board Members

Organization’s expanded board adds experts in military, finance, bilingual education and health   WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Child Care Aware® of America added four additions to our board of directors, of whom have expertise in military child care, nonprofit finance, bilingual education and child health, rounding out the organization’s newly expanded 17-member board. Child Care Aware®… 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

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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