2012 Presentations

The 2012 National Child Care Policy Symposium
Sponsored by NACCRRA
March 6-10, 2012
Washington, D.C.


Pre-Symposium Session:

Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge Grants

Framework for the Future

State Overviews:

Discussion Break-Out Report



10 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Who Has Time for Quality? ( 90.21 KB )
Michael Olenick, Child Care Resource Center, Inc., Chatsworth, California; Bradley Stevenson, Child Care Council, Lexington, Kentucky
Understanding Child Care Decision Making Among Diverse, Low Income Families
Part 1: ( 212.5 KB )
Part 2: ( 448 KB )
Susan Jekielek, OPRE, Administration for Children and Families; Nicole Forry, Child Trends; Colleen Vesely, George Mason University; Heather Sandstrom, Urban Institute
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) ( 2.46 MB )
Laura Bornfreund, New America's Early Education Initiative
A Look at Legally Exempt Child Care ( 888 KB )
Janice Molnar, New York State Office of Children and Family Services; Marsha Basloe, Early Care and Learning Council, New York
Background Checks: Ensuring Children are Safe in Child Care ( 503.98 KB )
Ron Cox, Florida Department of Human Services Tallahassee, Florida; Michelle Noth, NACCRRA
CCDBG Reauthorization: The Roadmap to Improve Quality ("the 201") ( 730.5 KB )
Grace Reef, NACCRRA
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Assuring Strong Licensing Systems Through Use of a Research - Based Indicator Tool ( 204.4 KB )
Dr. Richard Fiene, Pennsylvania State University; Jana Martella, National Association of Regulatory Agencies (NARA)
The Parent Perspective - Evaluations of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)
Part 1: ( 4.44 MB )
Part 2: ( 284.29 KB )
Part 3: ( 591.09 KB )
Part 4: ( 874.9 KB )
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Administration for Children and Families; Kathryn Tout, Child Trends; Ann McCully, Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Reducing the Achievement Gap: Native American Programs that Produce Results ( 3.11 MB )
Laurie Hand, Cherokee Nation and National Indian Child Care Association, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Dallas Pettigrew, Cherokee Nation Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Sherry Rackliff, Delaware Tribe Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Kim Nall, Colusa Indian Community; Colusa California
Integrated Professional Development (PD) Systems: Status, Changes and Opportunities ( 2.87 MB )
Sarah LeMoine and Linda Gillespie, ZERO TO THREE
The Power of Partnerships: Department of Defense Child Care Expansion Initiative ( 695.66 KB )
Carolyn Stevens, Department of Defense; Kathleen Lodl, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska; Adrienne Bacchus, NACCRRA
Supporting Child Care Professionals in Reducing Children's Exposure to Environmental Health Hazards ( 10.04 MB )
Hester Paul, Eco-Healthy Child Care, Children's Environmental Health Network
The Next Generation of Best Practices for CCR&R ( 360 KB )
Marty Elquist, The Children's Cabinet, Reno, Nevada; Gail Upton, NACCRRA
Kim Kober, NACCRRA
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
There's an App for That! ( 6.3 MB )
Bradley Stevenson, Child Care Council of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
The Connection Between the Characteristics of Childhood Practitioners and Quality ( 199.36 KB )
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families; Nicole Forry and Kathryn Tout, Child Trends
 Aligning Early Childhood Workforce Data Systems Across the States ( 802.14 KB )
Fran Kipnis, center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Berkley, California; Jill Soto, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Sue Russell, Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Maria Taylor, National Registry Alliance, Duluth, Georgia; J Albright, NACCRRA
From Standards to Outcomes - How Data and Measures Drive Quality ( 290.42 KB )
Jana Martella, National Association for Regulatory Agencies (NARA); Lori Connors-Tadros, The Finance Project; Amanda Szekely, National Governors Association
Using Evaluations for Program and Policy Decisions: Indiana's Approach to Implementing a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ( 1.69 MB )
Jim Elicker, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; Melanie Brizzi, Indiana Bureau of Child Care, Indianapolis, Indiana; Pattie Ryan, Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral, Indianapolis, Indiana
Is Your Child Care Program Ready? ( 1.97 MB )
Beverly Schmalzried, NACCRRA
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Maximizing Media Outreach to Affect Policy ( 2.29 MB )
Janice D'Arcy, The Washington Post
State Inspection Policies: All Over the Map ( 111.43 KB )
M.-A. Lucas, Formerly with Army Child, Youth & School Services Office of Assistance, Chief of Staff for Installation Management; Jana Martella, National Association for Regulatory Agencies (NARA)
Some Things Don't Change: Data is Power ( 3.32 MB )
Heather Moss and Karen Sampson, Washington State CCR&R Network, Tacoma, Washington; Jen Bump, Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral, Indianapolis, Indiana; J Albright, NACCRRA