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Parents and Families

Finding child care can be difficult. We give you the tools you need to find a child care provider that gives you peace of mind while you’re away from your child.

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Providers

Operating a child care business can feel overwhelming. We break down the process and resources to help you succeed.

Provider Resources
Providers

Please note: Our office and hotlines will be closing 2 hours early on Friday, May 25th, for the holiday weekend. We will also be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th.

State by State Resources for Families

Want to learn more about child care in your state? Need help paying for food or health care? Our State by State Resource Map can point you in the right direction. Find local resources on child care, health and social services, financial assistance, support for children with special needs, and more.

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Child Care Provider Resources

When you’re caring for the next generation, you want to have all the support and resources that you can get. We’ve got information to help your business succeed whether you are just starting out or you’ve been caring for children for years.

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Our Families Section Has a New Look!

We’ve updated the content and resources we provide for families to better serve your child care information needs. We hope you’ll take a look around to see what’s new!

Family Resources
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Provider Appreciation Day is Friday, May 11th!

The Friday before Mother's Day is set aside for Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize, honor, and thank the people who dedicate themselves to caring for, teaching, and nurturing our children every week. Start planning your celebration today!

Celebrate Your Provider
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