Caring for Our Children Basics has fallen off the radar screen when it comes to monitoring, regulatory compliance and standards development in early care and education (ECE). This is a very important set of standards that has distilled the most critical standards from several significant national documents. ACF had intended its use as a basic voluntary set of standards for all ECE programs. I really don’t want state licensing administrators to lose sight of this document as they think through and revise their state ECE rules/regulations.
Here is a link to the ACF Webpage: Caring for Our Children Basics ACF Webpage
Here is the document itself: Caring for Our Children Basics Document
Here is the tool that accompanies Caring for Our Children Basics: CFOCB Tool