Map Shows State-by-State Licensing Information The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education features an interactive map that shows state licensing and regulation information for child care. Is Your Day Care Provider Accredited? Find Out Accredited providers have met child care standards higher than most state licensing requirements. Look up providers through the National Association for the Education of Young Children or the National Association for Family Child Care, two of the nation's largest accrediting organizations. Checklist Rates Care Providers on 38 Indicators Arm yourself with this checklist (download) when visiting potential child care providers. Child Care Aware of America has created a cross reference of 38 quality indicators based on what is important to a child's health, safety and development.