Child Care Aware is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Child Care Aware helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities.
As a new parent finding child care for the first time, or a family attempting to find a new provider, locating high-quality child care might be easier said than done.
There are many things to consider before selecting a child care provider and these Parent Pages will offer you information to become a more informed consumer of child care:
- Child Care101 – Find information related to locating high-quality child care; the types of child care available to you; and how to evaluate child care providers you visit
- Parent Information – This section helps families become well informed consumers by providing links to your state licensing agency, accreditation information, and tips on how your Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency can help you.
- Helpful Tools – Here you will find a glossary of common child care terms, national organizations related to children and families, a child care budgeting calculator, and a child care decision making tool.
Locate Child Care Aware® publications that will assist in your child care search, as well as, current “hot topics” in child care, frequently asked questions related to Child Care Aware and CCR&R services and information targeted especially to fathers