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Families

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
Families
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Providers

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

Provider Resources
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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.

Provider Resources
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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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