Care About Childcare

The mission of Care About Childcare is to promote quality environments for all children through education and support. Child care is much more than simply caring for children. Child care is a family issue, a business issue, an employment issue, an education issue, and a community issue.

Care About Childcare is an online system designed in partnership with the Office of Child Care. It is intended to promote quality child care and helps parents locate licensed caregivers in their area. For more information visit

All Care About Childcare programs are funded by the Federal Child Care and Development Fund, the Department of Workforce Services, and the Office of Child Care.


  • 90% of a child’s brain development happens by the age of 5.
  • $3 billion is the annual cost of employee absences due to lack of child care.
  • 32% of children under 5 receive at least some supervision from grandparents during a typical week.
  • Each day, nearly 6 million children under 3 spend some or all of their day being cared for by someone other than their parents.
  • More than 12 million infants and toddlers live in the US. Almost half live in low-income or poor families.
  • More than 50% of mothers return to work within the first year after a baby’s birth.
  • In 1996, welfare reform legislation was passed providing almost 3 billion dollars annually in the form of block grants to the states for low-income families.
  • Across America, the average cost of child care per year is $18,000. This can be the largest annual household expense for some families. Almost half of families do not budget for child care expenses.

Summer Activity Guide

Click HERE for the online guide

Care About Childcare at Children’s Service Society compiles a Summer Activity Guide each spring to assist you in arranging quality summer programs for your children.

Annual Survey!

Dear Child Care Provider,

Care About Childcare at Children’s Service Society (CAC-CSS) values your opinion regarding the services we offer to you as a child care provider.  Our annual survey is now available online at (click on the appropriate link)

Family Child Care Providers

Classroom Teachers

Center Directors

If you prefer to take the survey on a paper form one can be mailed to you with a return envelope included or you may download a copy here. Please choose the appropriate survey.




The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your participation will help us to understand your level of satisfaction, as well as assess the areas in which we can improve.  If you would like us to contact you regarding any of your responses or for more information, please include your name and contact information at the end of the survey.

As a thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your opinion with us, we will send you a voucher for a FREE Career Ladder class! To receive the class voucher, please complete the survey online no later than May 10, 2019. Thank you in advance for your input.

For questions or assistance please contact Carolyn at

801-326-4379 or

Save the Date!

June 13, 2019

Provider Appreciation Day

This is the Place Heritage Park.

Stay tuned for more information!