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Finding child care can be difficult. 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.

Family Resources
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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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Price of Child Care

The US and the High Price of Child Care: An Examination of a Broken System is our 2019 report that provides a review of how child care is an issue for all Americans and shares policy recommendations for supporting families and child care providers.

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Checklists for Your Child Care Visit

In-person child care visits help families learn about a program before choosing one. Our child care checklists offer guidance as you evaluate the safety and quality of each program during your visits.

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E-Books for Child Care Providers

Check out our new resources designed to help child care providers open and operate a successful child care business. Find individual resources and full e-books on every page!

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We are always trying to improve our website to ensure we are providing you with the most up-to-date information and resources that will meet your child care needs. Please help us improve our website by taking a brief survey!

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