This report compares the need for child care to its supply in 13 urban communities across the United States that are economically challenged. Funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this research shows that, within these communities, the supply of licensed and regulated child care falls far short of the demand, and even if the supply were adequate, the high price of such care is far too expensive for many parents.
Child Care Aware® of America (formerly NACCRRA) is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about Child Care Aware® of America and how you can join us in ensuring access to high-quality child care for all families, visit us at www.usa.childcareaware.org.