Best Practices are the standards of excellence a high-functioning agency meets in organizational functions and service delivery. The Best Practices elements are based on research and input from the field of CCR&R. The elements include service outcomes, rationales, criteria and indicators for meeting each criterion. An agency is encouraged to always be aware of the service outcome and criterion that ties to the indicator.
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Child Care Aware® of America is accepting applications for the Best Practices Self Study program for an enrollment fee of $600. The program includes access to recorded trainings and online resources for a 12-month period. To enroll, please email Gail.Upton@naccrra.org for instructions.
At this time, Child Care Aware® of America is not accepting applications for the Quality Assurance program. Instead, Child Care Aware® of America will spend fiscal 2013 considering how best to adapt the current program processes and procedures, drawing on the feedback and experience of state and local CCR&Rs who have achieved Quality Assurance. Child Care Aware® of America plans to launch a redesign of Quality Assurance in fiscal year 2014.
In the meantime, the Best Practices for CCR&Rs and State Network continue to provide the framework for agencies striving toward continuous quality assurance. Child Care Aware® of America is committed to sustaining the value of the Quality Assurance validation program. For those who have been validated and others who are in the program, Quality Assurance validation remains a strong indicator an agency is meeting best practices.