Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware®, as a national toll-free referral line and Web site, helps families learn about high-quality child care and how to locate child care programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides resources for child care providers.

Child Care Aware®’s toll-free hotline is staffed by highly trained and friendly Child Care Consumer Education Specialists who offer both parents and providers invaluable information about child care, and referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) where they can receive personalized assistance.

The Child Care Aware® Web site is one of the most visited and trusted destinations for parents seeking child care. By providing reliable information about high-quality child care and referrals to community resources, Child Care Aware® serves as a critical national link between parents and child care providers.


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Calculate your financial situation both with and without the cost of child care. Factors such as work related expenses, monthly bills, and savings or retirement contributions are all included in the calculator. Families will be able to get an idea of their monthly budget and learn how child care will impact that budget. This is a tool intended to be used to help families find out if returning to work is cost effective.

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