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Important Update on Symposium 2020


We are going ahead with Symposium 2020—but it'll be a virtual event, rather than a face-to-face convening. We're working out the details now. More information coming soon.


Child Care Aware® of America's Symposium is a biennial event that brings together individuals from across the country to discuss research, policy and practices related to the early child care and education community.

Who Should Attend?



Anyone engaged in the field of child care or has an interest in or concern for accessible, quality, affordable child care will find Symposium a valuable investment.



Child Care Resource and Referral executives and their teams appreciate the professional development and networking opportunities and child care providers/early educators take away innovative ideas and approaches to enhancing family and community engagement opportunities.

Family Advocacy Network


Child Care Aware® of America has been bringing members of our Family Advocacy Network to Washington, D.C., for over ten years as part of our commitment to elevating family voices in important policy conversations. The 2020 Symposium presents another opportunity for a select number of family advocates to join the event via sponsorships that include paid travel, room and board.


Family advocates selected to attend this year’s event can look forward to building their advocacy skills during trainings lead by policy experts in the industry. They will network with experienced advocates and state and national leaders. This year’s awardees represent a spectrum of child care experiences and include both new and seasoned advocates. Read  reflections from one of last year’s advocates  to learn more about past events and send your questions to



Registration Rates


2020 Virtual Symposium rates are as follows:



 Registration Rates  $199              



About Child Care Aware® of America


Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care.


We are the only national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on child care and serves as our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies nationwide. These agencies assist over 860,000 families a year secure child care and provide training and support to child care providers. Together, we advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families and lead research that advances the child care and early learning field.


We are honored to support all branches of the military in their commitment to providing quality, affordable, community-based child care for all military families.


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