Parent Perspectives

Parent Perspectives – Child Care Aware® of America's National Parent Polling

Child Care Aware® of America has conducted several national parent polls and conducted focus groups throughout the country to better understand what parents look for in child care, the assumptions that they make about licensed care, the choices they have in their community, as well as policies they would support to strengthen the quality of child care. 

What Child Care Aware® of America has found consistently throughout each poll is that quality is the number one priority for parents followed by affordability.   An analysis of the poll results was included in each of the reports below.

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Parent Brief: Summary of Parent Expectations on Child Care Health & Safety (2011)  

The Economy’s Impact on Parents’ Choices and Perceptions about Child Care (2010)

Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States: NACCRRA's National Parent Poll (2009)

Grandparents: A Critical Child Care Safety Net (2008) 

What do Parents Think about Child Care?  Findings from a Series of Focus Groups (2007) 

Parents' Perceptions of Child Care in the United States  (2006)