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.

Find child care and early learning programs near you.

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.

Parent Toolkit

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

There's more to learn.

Use our resources to help you make informed decisions.


Affording Child Care

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

Paying for Care and Education →

Serious Injury Information

Required, reported information about injuries and deaths in child care settings.

Serious Injuries, Deaths, & Maltreatment in Child Care  →

Food & Nutrition

Programs to help feed your family and keep them healthy.

Food and Nutrition Programs →