The following article is being published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Volume 31, Issue 6, November–December 2017, Pages 684-694: Caring for Our Children Health and Safety Standards Into Child Care Practice: Child Care Health Consultation Improves Infant and Toddler Care. This article describes a very successful coaching/mentoring intervention.
The BUILD Initiative – QRIS National Learning Network, NECQAC – National Early Childhood Quality Assurance Center, and NARA- National Association for Regulatory Administration have collaborated on the development and implementation of a major initiative with ten states dealing with more efficient and effective monitoring in licensing.
Please see the following HHS/ACF Office of Child Care website (2017 Efficient and Effective Monitoring in Licensing Peer Learning Group) for the details of this innovative Peer Learning Group. Ten states (Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas, and West Virginia) participated in the Peer Learning Group and the series of webinars have produced several significant resources. I would highly recommend this webinar series for other states, other human services, and other jurisdictions to take a look at this innovative approach to monitoring in licensing. The webinars really do move the human services licensing and monitoring fields forward in so many positive ways.
NARA Webinar: The Importance of Key Indicators and Risk Assessment in a New National ECE Monitoring System and the Introduction of a new Coaching Model
Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Register Today!
We will explore how key indicator and risk assessment methodologies contribute to the development of a national monitoring system for federally funded ECE programs and how a new technology called “Pinging” may be an innovative delivery model for online coaching.
Featuring Dr. Rick Fiene of the Research Institute for Key Indicators and the Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.
The National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) is holding its 25th Annual Licensing Seminar next month. Please see the attached brochure which highlights this premier seminar on regulatory administration and compliance in the human services field (NARA 2017 Seminar Program).
Here is a listing of RIKILLC past and present clients and collaborators as well as proposals that have been submitted to clients and interested clients who have contacted RIKILLC related to services, and expert witness engagements or consults to give individuals an idea of the scope of work undertaken by the Research Institute for Key Indicators LLC over the past five years:
- GEORGIA EXTENSION
- NARA CALIFORNIA
- NARA KANSAS
- NARA MICHIGAN
- NARA WISCONSIN
- NARA ILLINOIS
- NARA MONTANA
- BRITISH COLUMBIA
- NARA WASHINGTON
- NARA NEW YORK
- NARA ARIZONA
- NARA DM/KI/RA RIKI
- HEAD START
- NEW YORK
- EDS DELAWARE QRIS
- ECELS PA AAP
- HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER/CPC/PENN STATE (3)
- VIRGINIA LEGAL
- NEW JERSEY LEGAL
- BETTER KID CARE/PENN STATE
Here are two new resources from the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center):
“The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) is pleased to announce the release of these new and updated resources that support states and territories in the implementation of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) requirements. These and other resources are available on the ECQA Center Web page.”
ACF OCC Announcements (8/21/17)
Here is a link to the Journal of Pediatric Health Care which published a very significant study on how child care health consultation improves infant and toddler care.
I have attached two documents by Dr Barbara Carl, Penn State University: the CCIS – Child Caregiver Interaction Scale and a powerpoint presentation regarding the tool. This tool is a wonderful example of an effective and efficient observation tool to measure early care and education program quality. I would recommend state administrators to take a look at it as they develop their tool boxes for measuring quality in their respective states. Dr Carl’s contact information is at the end of the powerpoint presentation.
Many of you have asked what is the best way for getting in touch with me. Here is my latest contact information:
- Dr Richard Fiene, Research Psychologist & Director
- Research Institute for Key Indicators LLC (RIKILLC)
Email continues to be the best way to get in touch with me.
In partnership with the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) and the Pennsylvania State University’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC). Dr Fiene is a Senior Consultant with NARA and an Affiliate Professor with PRC.
The Pennsylvania State University Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has updated their website recently: