Here is the July 2019 National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education Guide for parents in choosing safe and healthy child care. It is a really nice checklist that should help parents in comparing their child care options. There is space for entering key indicator information for three child care programs.
I have also attached a draft of a tool (Early Learning and Child Care Program Quality Key Indicator Instrument) I helped the Ministry of Education in the Province of Saskatchewan develop based upon quality indicators that I thought would be of interest as well to both parents and to ECE professionals. By using both of these guides, one has key indicators drawn from over 40 years of research into ECE licensing and program quality key indicators.
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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