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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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Celebrate National Summer Learning Day All Summer Long!

National Summer Learning Day was in mid-July, but its message is important all summer long. Families, child care providers, schools, organizations and communities can work together to help all children avoid summer learning loss.

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Paying for Child Care

Finding child care is one big task; paying for it is another. It’s important to know what kind of help is out there for families in need of assistance. Click below to learn more.

Read About Paying for Child Care
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Help Finding Child Care for the Fall

If you’re already thinking ahead for fall child care options, you’re on the right track! Make sure you know your options, from licensed child care centers and homes to Head Start, Pre-K and school-age programs.

Learn About Types of Child Care

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