Child Care Aware®of America is appreciative of the generous support provided and entrusted by our donors, partners, government, and other entities. The financial data shared below is based on the audited financial statements for the fiscal years ending on September 30. Child Care Aware® of America is audited by Tate & Tryon.

• United States Department of Defense
• United States Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Child Care

• Alliance for Early Success
• Bezos Family Foundation
• Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
• Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation
• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• W.K. Kellogg Foundation

• American Heart Association
• Chevron
• Child Care Resources Center
• Community Playthings
• Compliant Campaign
• Early Learning Indiana
• Kaplan Early Learning Company
• The Family Conservancy
• Lakeshore Learning
• Save the Children


Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system.


We advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. The child care system supports children’s growth, development, and educational advancement and creates positive economic impact for families and communities. Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and diverse members and partners.


We believe the earliest years of a child’s life are the most critical and represent the single most important investment for communities, states, and the nation, requiring significant leadership, focus, and funding.
We believe families are children’s most important teachers. In partnership with families, nurturing, responsive, and knowledgeable child care teachers create dynamic learning opportunities and are essential to creating the foundation for children’s long-term success.
We believe the public and private sectors must invest in and promote the quality and availability of child care programs that support children’s health and development. Families and child care businesses should not bear the full cost of quality child care.
We believe —because of disparities among groups of children—programs and policies should be designed, resourced, and implemented to deliver equitable outcomes for all children in all communities.
We believe that strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations are essential to proactively leverage resources, maximize expertise, and create greater gains for children and families.
We believe decision makers on child care systems, services, policies, and funding must have access to clear data and strong research to inform their choices.