National Data System powered by WorkLife Systems

As the nation’s leading voice in child care, Child Care Aware® of America recognizes the importance of using data to transform services for children and families and influence policy at both the federal and local levels. For many years, our National Data System (NDS) has been helping us to accomplish that work. However, to succeed in moving the needle in coming years, we recognized the importance of exploring alternatives with more modern technology to support your data needs. Our priority was to find a comprehensive solution that built on the strengths of NDS but was also innovative, scalable and affordable for our member agencies.

We are pleased to announce our solution—Child Care Aware® of America’s National Data System powered by WorkLife Systems. Founded in 2002, WorkLife Systems’ team brings decades of experience creating and delivering technology to agencies. Joining together in a collaboration for the great work being accomplished at Child Care Resource and Referral agencies and state systems, we are stronger together to accomplish our mission.

We are excited about this step forward and understand that there may be questions about how this new and enhanced platform will enable us to leverage more modern technology and development methodology to improve your data experience. We want you to know that we are committed to an affordable pricing structure and to ensuring a smooth transition for all our current and future NDS agencies. If you have any questions or would like to talk with our team, please reach out to

We look forward to our ongoing partnership and continuing to be innovators in data that impacts policy, empowers advocacy and transforms services for children and families in your communities and across the country.

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