Help! I don’t know where to start!

We hear from parents every day who are unsure about how to find child care.

We understand the many steps it takes to make an informed choice and to feel comfortable with your decision. We made a detailed how-to list for you so you can concentrate on finding the best care for your child.  

If you have questions, you can reach out to Child Care Aware at 1-888-291-9811. They are available Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. You can also visit the online search tool at

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