The following resources link families and service providers to organizations that supply information on types of child care and how to find quality child care. Research and reports also are provided that discuss child care services and policies.
Child Care Choices of Low-Income Working Families
Urban Institute (2011)
Examines parental preferences and influences affecting the selection of child care and early education programs in two urban communities.
Child Care Finder
Offers profiles of local licensed child care providers in the Washington, DC, area.
Office of Head Start
Administration for Children and Families
Funds agencies that offer Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families, with a focus on school readiness and parent involvement.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
Connects research to policy and practice and is designed to enhance collaboration and partnerships among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners representing cross-disciplinary areas.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center
Child Care Services Association
Provides program services, tools, and resources to create a stable child care and early education setting.