About Us

Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

Since 1987, Child Care Aware® of America has been working to improve the system of early learning for children by:

  1. Providing training, resources and best practices standards to local and state CCR&Rs that support high-quality, accountable services 
  2. Promoting national policies and partnerships that facilitate universal access to high-quality child care 
  3. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting current child care data and research, including child care supply and demand trends 
  4. Offering child care and parenting information and resources to families and connecting families to local CCR&R services