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Steuben Child Care Project Achieves NACCRRA Quality Assurance Validation

December 22, 2010
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Steuben Child Care Project Achieves
NACCRRA Quality Assurance Validation
National Recognition Establishes Steuben Child Care Project as One of the Leading
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the Country

Arlington, VA – December 23, 2010 –The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) announced today that Steuben Child Care Project (SCCP) based in Bath, New York, has attained Quality Assurance. As a NACCRRA Quality Assured organization, SCCP has established itself as one of the leading Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) in the nation.

“Steuben Child Care Project’s achievement of NACCRRA Quality Assurance solidifies its place as one of the top CCR&Rs in the nation,” said Linda K. Smith, Executive Director of NACCRRA. “Steuben Child Care Project meets national standards for core competencies and has proven itself to be one of the best resources for providers and parents seeking information about child care.”

NACCRRA Quality Assurance is a voluntary, national certification program for the field of Child Care Resource and Referral, including State Networks and local CCR&Rs.  It is a rigorous and comprehensive validation process that enables CCR&Rs to meet Best Practices Criteria for delivering outstanding Child Care Resource and Referral services to parents, providers, businesses and communities. If successful in meeting Best Practices Criteria, State Networks and local CCR&Rs become validated in all service areas and serve as models of excellence in the field of Child Care Resource & Referral.

SCCP is a division of Pro Action Inc., established in 1985 as a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) community action agency serving low-income children and families in Steuben and Yates counties, New York, for more than 40 years. SCCP employs 19 staff in total, and constituents include parents, providers, the community-at-large and employers. Their services include child care resource and referral, parent education, and facilitated enrollment into the child care subsidy program for parents; training and technical assistance, Child and Adult Care Food Program, business management including micro-lending programs, health care consultancy; legally exempt provider enrollment and subsidy payments for child care providers/programs.

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NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high quality, affordable childcare. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about NACCRRA and how you can join us in ensuring access to high-quality child care for all families, visit us at www.naccrra.org.