Child Care

Child Care


Child Care Aware of America provides information on local child-care businesses and state policies.

1515 N. Courthouse Road, 3rd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201-2909
Tel: (703) 341-4100
Fax: (703) 341-4101

The Council for Professional Recognition administers credentialing programs for professional early-childhood educators and caregivers.

2460 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-3547
Tel: (800) 424-4310

The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides career support and resources for early child care and education professionals.

1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005-4110
Tel: (800) 424-2460
Tel: (202) 232-8777

The National Child Care Association provides information on credentialing for child-care workers, contact

P.O. Box 195
Morrisville, PA 19067-0195
Tel: (877) 537-6222

The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation provides information on credentialing for child-care programs.

PO Box 2948
Merrifield, VA 22116-2948
Tel: (855) 706-3272

The National Head Start Association works for policy changes that ensure all at-risk children have access to its Head Start program; it also career support and programs to the entire early childhood community.

1651 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2818
Tel: (866) 677-8724
Tel: (703) 739-0875

An office of the Administration for Children and Families, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Child Care supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs.

Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, SW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20201-0001
Tel: (202) 690-6782
Fax: (202) 690-5600