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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 Resouces

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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Provider Appreciation Day

Friday, May 12th is Provider Appreciation Day! This is an opportunity to recognize child care providers and other early educators for their hard work and investment in our children, families and communities. Take time to thank your provider for all they do!

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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.

Learn About Licensing
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