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Our Mission


Parent Aware helps families find the quality care and education their children need to succeed in school and life. Parent Aware is a search partner. We work side-by-side with families, offering free tools and resources to help them make informed choices about high-quality care and education opportunities.

One way we do that is through Parent Aware Star Ratings. Our One- to Four-Star Ratings allow families to easily identify child care and early education programs using research-based best practices to prepare children for kindergarten. Programs who volunteer to be Rated are going above and beyond health and safety requirements and have:

  • Volunteered for extra, in-depth training
  • Devoted themselves to strong, caring relationships with each child
  • Adopted the latest approaches to keeping children’s learning on track
  • Committed to daily activities and routines that help children learn

Quality starts with you, your child and Parent Aware. Our Learn section is a great place to find articles and guides that will assist you in your search. You can also begin your search now, either online or by calling Parent Aware at 888.291.9811.