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Parents and Families

Finding child care is stressful. We give you the tools you need to find a child care provider that gives you peace of mind while you’re away from your child.

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Operating a child care business can feel overwhelming. We break down the process and resources to help you succeed.

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State by State Resources for Families

Want to learn more about child care in your state? Need help paying for food or health care? Our State by State Resource Map can point you in the right direction. Find local resources on child care, health and social services, financial assistance, support for children with special needs, and more.

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Child Care Provider Resources

When you’re caring for the next generation, you want to have all the support and resources that you can get. We’ve got information to help your business succeed whether you are just starting out or you’ve been caring for children for years.

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Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Learn the Signs. Act Early, a program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps caregivers track a child’s development. Find milestones for children birth to 5 years and information on how to handle concerns about development.

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Flu and You

This flu season, take steps to avoid the flu in your household or child care program. Visit the CDC's Flu and You online info center for helpful facts and tips.

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Child Care Checklists and Tips

Child Care Aware® brochures cover a range of topics for families and child care providers and include checklists, tips and resources. Find our brochures to download and print or as mobile-friendly versions for your phone or tablet.

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