Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) has published a very significant new publication: The Child Care Licensing Benchmark Project building on the very important work they have been doing over the past 15-20 years related to child care center and home licensing standards at the state level (State Report Cards). This latest project and publication takes that work to the next level. It clearly highlights the importance of Caring for Our Children Basics, the voluntary national standards for health and safety in child care programs.
Here is a copy of the publication:
I encourage individuals to go to CCAoA’s website for additional information regarding this very important and significant project.
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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