For all future research and development for differential monitoring, risk assessment and key indicator methodologies please go to the NARA – National Association for Regulatory Administration.


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Dr Fiene pictured with Tara Orlowski, NARA President and Marcus Williams, NARA Executive Director


Please see the Press Release on the partnership between NARA and RIKI.
(NARA press release on NARA-RIKI partnership).

Also see the NARA Key Indicator Systems Brochure which describes the key elements of Dr Fiene’s methodology.

 Please go t0 the following webpage http://RIKInstitute.com/blog for a continuation and expansion of this blog.  The several posts below highlight selected CFOCB – Caring for Our Children Basics standards for the interested reader.

About Dr Fiene

Dr. Rick Fiene has spent his professional career in improving the quality of child care in various states, nationally, and internationally. He has done extensive research and publishing on the key components in improving child care quality through an early childhood program quality indicator model of training, technical assistance, quality rating & improvement systems, professional development, mentoring, licensing, risk assessment, differential program monitoring, and accreditation. Dr. Fiene is a retired professor of human development & psychology (Penn State University) where he was department head and director of the Capital Area Early Childhood Research and Training Institute.
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