Raising Child Care, Raising America

It’s been a decade since the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) was reauthorized, reframing federal support for child care as both a work support for families and an investment in healthy and safe child development and learning. Since then, Congress has committed additional funding to the child care system, including a hard-fought major boost of over $2 billion in 2018. And, amid a pandemic, Congress acknowledged the importance of child care and the work early childhood educators do by investing $50 billion total in the field in 2020 and 2021– with awe-inspiring results.  

CCR&Rs, state child care administrators, providers and advocates laid the groundwork for these successes and helped get it over the finish line with their hard work. 

We have a lot to celebrate – and proof that real progress is possible. Yet some big questions remain unanswered as a fundamentally broken business model continues to hold us back from achieving a high-quality child care system for every family who needs it. 

At our 2024 Symposium, we will confront the question: How do we capitalize on our wins and lessons learned and boldly tackle our field’s hardest challenges? 

Child Care Aware® of America invites child care resource and referral staff, state administrators and system-level leaders to attend our 2024 Symposium to grapple with this question.  

It’s in our hands. When we’re raising child care, we’re raising America.  

Registration Rates Member Rates Non-Member Rates Join Now Rate
Early Bird  
Oct. 11 – Dec. 1, 2023
$675  $825  $755 
Regular Rate 
Dec. 2, 2023 – April 12, 2024
$800  $950  $880 
Onsite Rate 
After April 12, 2024
$925  $1,075  $1,005 

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual Leadership Insitute will be held on October 16-17, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Join Now Rate* 
Register for the event with the Join Now rate and also enjoy all the benefits of a CCAoA membership for one full year. View the full member benefits list here

*The Join Now rate applies only to new CCAoA Individual membership and does not apply to Organizational or Champion membership types. It is not valid on renewals, current membership orders or combined with other discount offers. 

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor? Email partnerships@usa.childcareaware.org for more information.  

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