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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 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 »

As Child Care Costs Outpace College Tuition, Child Care Aware® of America Calls for Congressional, Trump Administration Action on Affordable, Quality Child Care

2018 Policy Agenda Recommendations Would Improve Financial Stability for Millions of Americans if Enacted The Child Care for Working Families Act is Top Priority WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2018 – With millions of American families struggling to afford and access quality child care, and early childhood education costs outpacing college tuition, Child Care Aware® of America today urged Congress to… Read more »

January 2018 Child Care Provider of the Month — Learn ‘n Play Preschool

  Arlington, VA – January 30, 2018 – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), National Association for Family Child Care, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Head Start Association (NHSA), the Afterschool Alliance, Teachstone and National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) would like to congratulate family child care provider Tammy Oveson of… 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


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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