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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.

Provider Resources

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.

Provider Resources
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Car Safety Checklist for Summer Months

A hot car can be a dangerous place for a child. During warm weather, it is important to take steps to make sure a child is never left alone in a hot car. The Office of Child Care (OCC) shares their Car Safety Checklist for Parents and Providers in the Summer Months to help keep children safe.

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Why Is a Child Care License Important?

Child Care Aware® encourages parents to choose child care that is state licensed. Learn more about what it means when a program has a state child care license and how to get more information about licensing where you live.

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Hurricane Recovery

The devastating effects of the recent hurricanes are far from over. Child Care Aware® of America's Emergency Preparedness Team offers resources to help families and child care programs affected by these disasters to stay safe and seek assistance.

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