Child Care Aware® of America Releases 2015 Annual Report

March 16, 2016

home_imagesArlington, VA – Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) released its 2015 Annual Report today. The report shares CCAoA’s milestones from 2015, following the passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and introduction of the Child C.A.R.E. Act, new legislation introduced last month. The importance of accessible, affordable, quality child care was validated as a national priority in the President’s State of the Union address in January, and the dialogue around finding solutions to the cost of child care for American families continues as a major issue for Presidential candidates in this election year.

In 2015, CCAoA introduced a new, dynamic strategic plan for 2016-2019 focused on ensuring every family in the United States has access to high quality, affordable child care. The strategic plan is based on three primary pillars—public policy and advocacy, membership, and family and community engagement.

Highlights from the annual report include the following:

  • Working collaboratively with policymakers to explore new strategies and solutions to the cost of child care, CCAoA continues to provide technical assistance to states as they explore CCDBG implementation;
  • Continuing to partner with a national network of Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) to serve as the nation’s leading voice for child care, helping more than 860,000 families find child care solutions each year;
  • Charging child care providers, members, policymakers, and families to implement change nationwide.

“The 2015 Annual Report reflects CCAoA’s continuing effort and our collective successes as a field in building awareness and implementing change around quality child care,” says Lynette Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of CCAoA. “With a strong strategic plan in place for 2016-2019, we look forward to making additional strides toward our mission of quality, affordable and accessible child care for all children and families.

For full access to the digital version of CCAoA’s annual report, or to download a PDF version of the report, visit To learn more about CCAoA, visit Follow CCAoA on Twitter @USAChildCare and on Facebook at

About Child Care Aware® of America
Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. CCAoA works with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. CCAoA leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families. To learn more, visit Follow them on Twitter @USAChildCare and on Facebook at


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Chrisi West

Written by Chrisi West

Chrisi has more than 11 years of experience in advocacy (grassroots and digital) through her work for nonprofits, and on candidate and issues organizing campaigns in Virginia and at the national level. She joined Child Care Aware of America in March 2015 and has supported the work of Child Care Aware of America on communications, digital organizing, and now as the director of advocacy, empowering CCR&Rs and family advocates to take action on child care and early childhood education.