Early Childhood Innovation Prize

This is one of the most interesting initiatives and solutions in early care and education that I have seen.  It is like the “Nobel Prize” for Early Childhood Education.  What a great idea!  So collaborative and creative.   Please check out the following websites for additional information:

Early Childhood Innovation Prize

Early Childhood Program Quality Improvement and Indicator Model (ECPQI2M)




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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