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Child Care Aware

Nurturing Our Future - Advancing Quality Care and Early Learning

Child Care Aware is your trusted resource of support, assistance, and information about child care and early learning. We work everyday with families, early learning professionals, and other community partners, to ensure all children in our community can succeed.

All families looking for child care want the best start in life for their children. Child Care is a very important resource to you, and we want you to know about the choices that are available to you.

We work with Early Learning Professionals on their path towards high quality care. Through coaching and professional development, early learning teachers work hard to provide quality child care environments for children.

We collaborate and serve as a resource to the community and partner organizations, to ensure that early learning remain at the forefront of our work.

To contact a staff person directly, please see About Us for more information.

How can we help you?

2015 Washington State Legislative Session

The Early Start Act is a critical piece of early learning legislation in this years session. This act accomplishes many things including:

  • Increases the supply of quality child care
  • Improves access to high quality early learning programs for children and families
  • Establishes data collection and evaluation procedures

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

 If you have any concerns about our services, you can contact the Program Supervisor at (253) 591-5386, or by email.

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Contact Information

1501 Pacific Avenue
Suite 305 
Tacoma, WA 98402

General Information
(253) 591-5471

Child Care Referrals
(800) 446-1114
Family Center



Monday through Friday
8 AM -  4:30 PM
excluding holidays


(800) 833-6388

(800) 833-6386

(877) 833-6341

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