Our policy agenda provides the compass that guides our efforts and keeps us driving toward our ultimate goal of serving all children, families and ECEs.
At Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), we have a vision for the future of child care: Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates positive economic impact for families and communities.
The current reality, however, is that our child care system is broken. It does not work for early childhood educators (ECEs) who are doing the difficult and important work of caring for our youngest children without a living wage. It does not work for families who are trying to access affordable child care so they can participate fully in our economy. It does not work for employers who face challenges recruiting and retaining workers because of gaps in the child care system. And, most importantly, it does not work for children.