The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) is a statewide non-profit organization.  PACCA exists to be a strong and effective advocate for high-quality early care and education programs. We strive to give leadership and support to those organizations that assist the Early Childhood Education community, families, and children.

PACCA’s growing membership includes nearly 1,800 center, group and family child care providers employing over 26,000 staff and caring for over 140,000 children aged birth through school-age. PACCA’s membership also includes Child Care Information Services (CCIS) who provide county-wide child care resource and referral services. Additionally, Associate members include businesses, consultants and other entities that provide a service or product to the child care provider community.

For more than 40 years, PACCA has served as a resource and clearinghouse of information for practitioners, agencies, press, legislators and the general public. Founded in 1973, PACCA has helped to inform, update and represent child care providers on existing and changing laws, regulations, policies and developmental research relating to early education and child care.