Early Childhood Report Roundup

Child-Care Quality

March 13, 2007 1 min read

States fall far below the recommended standards for child care, says a report by the Arlington, Va.-based National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

The average state earned 70 out of a possible 150 points, derived from 15 basic criteria such as background checks of child-care staff members, and quarterly inspections of child-care facilities.

“We Can Do It Better: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Standards and Oversight” is available from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

A version of this article appeared in the March 14, 2007 edition of Education Week

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