Offering free tools and resources to help families find the quality child care and early education programs their children need to succeed in school and life.

Preparing kids for school and life

Parent Aware Star Ratings

Star Ratings help you identify programs using research-based practices that prepare children for school and life.

Finding Child Care Guide

Use our guide to help you find the right place for your child.

There's more to learn.

Use our resources to help you make informed decisions.

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Affording Child Care

The cost of care is a deciding factor when choosing a program for your child.

Paying for Care and Education →

COVID-19 Preparedness

Ask your child care program about their COVID-19 preparedness plan.

Health and Safety for Your Child During the Pandemic  →

Food & Nutrition

Programs to help feed your family and keep them healthy.

Food and Nutrition Programs →