Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) is one of the largest childcare organizations in the US. The organization brings together more than 400 child care resources to provide all families with affordable care of high quality. Apart from this, CCAoA conducts studies on child care and uses insights to advocate for the related policies. Overall, the organization’s primary purpose is to improve the quality of services provided by the American child care system and ensure that all children and families without exception could easily access them.
To facilitate American children’s educational advancement and stable development and growth, CCAoA implements several projects. The organization is concerned with the fact that a lot of children with the highest needs under the age of 12 lack access to high-quality child care services (Child Care Aware of America, 2020). According to the strategic plan from 2020 to 2022, CCAoA tackles this issue by influencing federal and state policies (Child Care Aware of America, 2020). This influence is evident from CCAoA’s attempts to “bolster requirements and investments that support children, families, and the diverse early childhood workforce” (Child Care Aware of America, 2020, p. 3). Secondly, CCAoA interacts with the providers of child care services to ensure that they possess enough equipment and labor force (Child Care Aware of America, 2020). The organization assists employers in introducing innovations and provides training assistance to providers staff members. At the same time, CCAoA works on funding diversification because the quality of implementation of the aforementioned goals heavily depends on the organization’s budget.
During the past year, the company has completed several important accomplishments. More precisely, within one year, CCAoA leaped by achieving a 92 percent increase in the number of its advocates (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). Besides, the organizations attempts to affect federal and state policies related to the child care system could be easily measured. By the end of 2020, CCAoA had sent more than 56,000 messages to lawmakers (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). By the way, it means that the organization sent more than 150 letters every working day. What is even more important, during one year, the number of children who finally accessed child care services due to the efforts of CCAoA increased by 13 percent (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). In addition to that, CCAoA has numerous other achievements, including the rise in the number of enrolled families, new members and website views, and constant users (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). CCAoA’s staff members did a great job of achieving these striking results. Undoubtedly, the assistance and support of the board committee greatly contributed to this success.
Talking about the budget of the company, the good news is that recently the White House additionally allocated more than $200 million in funding childhood programs. The total revenue for 2020 equals $114,815,354 and consists of providers payments, federal contracts and grants, foundation grants, and membership fees (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). The major problem with the budget is that in 2019 the revenue was more than $140,000,000, and providers’ contribution was almost $30,000,000 higher. At the same time, in 2019, the expenses exceeded revenue, whereas, in 2020, there was a budget surplus (Child Care Aware of America, 2021). The increase of governmental spending on the needs of CCAoA will significantly help the organization implement all the previously outlined plans.
Child Care Aware of America (2020). Strategic plan 2020 – 2022.
Child Care Aware of America (2021). 2020 annual report.