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Child Care Aware of America

The nation's leading voice for child care.

Arlington, VA   |  http://www.childcareaware.org

Mission

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) advances a child care system that effectively serves ALL children and families. Our work is strengthened by a national network of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and diverse other members and community partners. We envision a future where every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care that supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement, and that creates positive economic impact for families and communities.

Ruling year info

1988

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lynette M. Fraga

Main address

1515 N. Courthouse Rd. 3rd Floor

Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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Formerly known as

NACCRRA

EIN

94-3060756

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Care Aware of America

CCAoA is the nation’s leader in advancing comprehensive and inclusive policies, practices and solutions for child care. As a national membership organization of state and local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and other community partners, CCAoA leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, conducts research and advocates for child care policies that foster equity and improve the lives of all children and families.

In addition to our national CCR&R network, CCAoA has direct lines of collaboration across the full array of child care stakeholders, including families, providers and state system leaders. CCAoA's rare and close connections to on-the-ground voices, combined with our rich data sets and policy analysis capabilities, enables us to:
- Amplify the expertise and stories of providers and families;
- Develop bold policy, practice and service solutions for early care and education; and
- Be a driving force for equitable change.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Parents
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations
Health

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children, families, child care providers and operators, industry experts and professionals in early learning, system leaders and policymakers.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We've recently created a Center for Excellence that employs a human-centered design approach to continually enhance our services based on feedback received.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Child Care Aware of America is regarded as the nation's leading voice of child care. To deliver on that promise we elevate the voices of often unheard and under-represented communities in policy and other decision making conversations.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Child Care Aware of America

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Taran Schneider

Healthy Child Care Colorado

Renee Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.

Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine

Laurie Tarpey, CPA

Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Dan Harris

Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Stephanie Berglund

Thread

Kelvin Chan, Ph.D, MTS, MPH

Robin Hood Fund for Early Learning

Walter Gilliam, Ph.D.

Yale School of Medicine

Encarni Gallardo, MBA

Children’s Service Society, Utah

Fannie Glover

Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC)

Catherine Lester

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Junlei Li

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Robyn Lopez Melton

The Research Institute at Western Oregon University

Meredith Lozar, MHR, AFC®

United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Beverly Lynn, Ed.D.

Programs for Parents, Inc (PfP)

Steven McCullough

Communities In Schools

Patina Park

Tribal State Relations

Paula Neth

The Family Conservancy

Roxanne Tashjian

Monster

Barbara Thompson

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy - Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/17/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.