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Who We Are

Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance a high-quality, affordable child care system that supports children’s growth, development, and early education. Founded in 1987, we advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families, lead research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverage technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provide professional development for child care providers. We raise the quality, safety and learning standards across America’s child care system by fostering networking, industry education and support among professionals.



Supporting More Than 11 Million Children in Child Care

As a member, you allow us to undertake research that informs policymakers, families, and the field with the latest data on the current child care system. It also helps us advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families, funds programs that increase the quality and availability of child care, and supports our efforts to raise awareness around child care in America.



Learn More about Our Membership Program

  • Are you ready to become a member? Join today!
  • Renew your membership today to continue your commitment to improving our nation’s child care.
  • Learn more about the different organizational and individual membership types that are available.
  • Explore our extensive list of membership benefits.

Existing members are able to access an overview of the member portal help them navigate through the features of the site.


If you have any questions concerning Membership, please contact Partner Success at or call 703-341-4105.

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