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Choosing Child Care - Other Places To Get Help


American Academy of Pediatrics: Healthy Child Care America
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 1-888-227-5409
Fax: (847) 228-7320
Web Address:

This American Academy of Pediatrics website offers tips about how to improve early education and health and safety of children in out-of-home child care.

Child Care Aware
1515 North Courthouse Road
11th Floor
Arlington, VA  22201
Phone: 1-800-424-2246
Fax: (703) 341-4101
TDD: 1-866-278-9428 toll-free
Web Address:

This nonprofit organization helps parents locate quality child care and child care resources in their community by increasing the visibility of local child care resource and referral agencies nationwide. The website has information about how to choose quality child care.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
1473 West Alexander Street
Salt Lake City, UT  84119
Phone: (801) 886-2322
Fax: (801) 886-2325
Web Address:

This organization accredits family child care programs and provides resource materials. The NAFCC also organizes conferences for people with family child care programs.

National Network for Child Care
Web Address:

The National Network for Child Care (NNCC) offers newsletters, an e-mail group, and regional support and assistance for issues about family child care, center-based child care, and school-age child care. The Web site has many publications and resources about child care issues.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
P.O. Box 6511
Aurora, CO  80045
Phone: 1-800-598-KIDS (1-800-598-5437)
Fax: (303) 724-0960
Web Address:

This website has detailed information about child care licensing requirements in the United States. Each state's requirements are listed. There is also information about cleanliness, emotional health, healthy habits, illnesses, special needs, and safety.


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Last Updated: September 14, 2012
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