Best Practices Program

Best Practices

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.

Click on the link below to view the Best Practices for CCR&RS:

 Best Practices for CCR&Rs, 2nd Edition ( 61.91 KB )

Click on the link below to view the Best Practices for State Networks:

Best Practices for State Networks (18.04 MB )

At this time, Child Care Aware® of America is not accepting applications for the Best Practices Self Study program or the Quality Assurance program. Instead, Child Care Aware® of America plans to launch a redesign of these programs in 2014.

In the meantime, the Best Practices for CCR&Rs and State Networks 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.