Quality child care has the capability of promoting trust, autonomy, and a true sense of happiness and well being in children. It can lead to positive social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Quality child care needs to be a high priority in our nation and be supported by all in our society. Society needs to "increase its investments in child care staff...and ensure adequate financing and support of child care (Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Study Team, 1995)." In that way we will be investing in our future - our children.
Child & Family Resources has a long history of investing in research and evidenced based quality improvement initiatives. Current child care quality improvement initiatives include:
- Color Me Healthy
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC)
- Strengthening Families Through Early Care & Education (SFI)
- Program Administration Scale (PAS)
- ACT Raising Safe Kids
- STEPS with STEM