As I reflect over the past year thinking about early care and education, I couldn’t be more thankful for the tremendous strides we have made as a field and where we are headed. I have been lucky enough to be part of the ECE field for over 40 years now and as I move into the twilight of my career, I must say this is probably the most optimistic I have been about its future.
Because of the leadership at the national, state, and local levels we have come together to continue the vision of improving the overall quality of care that all our children receive while in out-of-home ECE programs. I want to thank all these wonderful individuals and I look forward to working with many of you over the next several years to make this vision reality.
Richard Fiene, Ph.D., RIKI Research Psychologist; NARA Senior Consultant, HMC/PSU Consultant.