About Child Care

  • State Child Care Licensing
    On this page you will find information about what different standards mean, as well as tables that show how your state's child care rules compare with the rest of the country.
  • State Child Care Fact Sheets
    This user friendly map includes information about child care licensing in each state. In addition, each state includes a link to the state page from Child Care Aware® of America's reports reviewing child care center and family child care home policies in every state.
  • Office of Child Care Website
    The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

About Head Start/Early Head Start