Parents

Child Care Aware of America understands all parents and families have a variety of needs and interests. One size does not fit all. We also know that no matter what your individual circumstances are, as a parent, you want the best for your children.

We are dedicated to supporting parents. Child Care Aware of America has partnerships, programs, and resources that are designed to help parents find quality child care, get the latest information on child development and parenting issues, keep informed on current legislation and policies affecting young children, look at their work choices after having a baby, and have access to hundreds of fun, learning activities to do with their children.

Need help finding child care? Child Care Aware, a program of Child Care Aware of America, helps parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. We do this by working closely with local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide, and by connecting parents with the agencies best equipped to serve their needs. Click here to explore the site.

Can you afford child care? The decision to stay at home or return to work is not easy. Child Care Aware®’s Accessing Support for All Parents (ASAP) project will help families look at factors involved in making decisions about child care. The ASAP Decision Making Tool allows families to consider critical areas of thier lives impacted by child care decisions, examine feelings regarding child care options, and seek the most appropriate resources and support for those choices. Click here to visit the ASAP Decision Making Tool.

Are you a parent or family member looking to get involved? The Child Care Aware Family Network is an online community of mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other advocates dedicated to improving the quality of child care for all children. Our Family Network brings you together with others who share your concern about access to safe, affordable and quality child care. Get involved today and we'll provide you with the tools, information and activities to build awareness of and support for quality child care in America.

Help raise the bar on quality child care by getting involved and letting local and national leaders know that quality child care is important to you and your community. Every voice counts. Join thousands of CCR&Rs, child care providers, and parents like you to make quality child care a reality for all families. Click here to take action.

Are you in the military? Child Care Aware of America works with the U.S. Military Services to help Service Members and their families find and afford child care that meets their unique needs. Click here to explore services for military families.