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About Us

The Child Care Action Council was founded in 1987 by a group of parents, child care professionals, employers, school & government representatives, and other community members concerned about the inadequacies in our community's child care system.

CCAC currently serves parents & providers in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties.

Mission: Promote and nurture early learning communities where children and families thrive.

VisionCommunities where children are the focus and we all work together to assure that:

  • Quality child care is accessible for all who need it
  • Professional development for child care providers results in high quality child care
  • Communities are engaged in supporting child care and early learning
  • Parent education is provided throughout communities

To accomplish these goals, CCAC:

  • Responds each year to thousands of families needing child care.
  • Educates parents in evaluating the quality of their child's care.
  • Offers a variety of training opportunities for child care professionals.
  • Helps to create new child care programs to fill unmet needs.
  • Cooperates and encourages businesses to address their employees' child care needs.
  • Advocates for children and families on a state, local and federal level.



CCAC: Invest In Early Learning from Riley Gibson on Vimeo.

Updates & Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Agency Update

For a list of Child Care Action Council cancellations and postponed events, please go to our Health and Safety Updates page.
Child Care Appreciation Day, May 8th
**Nominate your child care provider!**

If you would like to nominate your child care provider for a chance to win a $100 gift card for their classrooms*, please submit your nomination by May 7th:
*Please note, this contest is for Washington State licensed child care providers in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties only.