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New York CCR&Rs achieve Quality Assurance

September 24, 2013
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Fifteen New York CCR&Rs have joined 11 other CCR&Rs as Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assured, a national certification earned by CCR&Rs that demonstrate their administrative functions for core competencies and their services to parents and providers meet national best practices. 

“We are very excited about these results,” said Barbara-Ann Mattle, Chief Executive Officer of Child Care Council, Inc., in Rochester, N.Y., one of the Quality Assured CCR&Rs. “The process took a great deal of effort but we feel strongly that the work has been a great benefit to our organization, and we continue to work to reach 100 percent at all categories.”

Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County (N.Y.), Inc., also earned Quality Assurance. “This national validation is particularly significant to our small, local organization,” said Christina Wilson, Executive Director. “It indicates we are maximizing limited resources to deliver high-quality, effective, and efficient services that benefit the children, families, and communities of Oswego County. It is this meaningful human connection which is most valued by ICP.”

From May 2008 to December 2012, a total of 163 local and state CCR&Rs participated in some aspect of the Child Care Aware® of America Quality Assurance program, which is a voluntary 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 services to parents, providers, businesses and communities.

Four State Networks also demonstrated the same rigorous compliance with Best Practices and are now Quality Assured State Networks. Below is a complete list of Quality Assured State Networks and CCR&Rs:

Quality Assured State Networks:

Child Care Aware® of Kansas

Salina

KS

Child Care Aware® of Missouri

Kansas City

MO

Child Care Aware® of Washington

Seattle

WA

Early Care and Learning Council

Albany

NY

 

Quality Assured CCR&Rs:

Chautauqua Child Care Council

Chautauqua

NY

Child & Family Resources, Inc.

Ontario

NY

Child Care Aware of Kansas Region Four

Kansas City

KS

Child Care Aware of Kansas Region Three

Topeka

KS

Child Care Aware of Kansas Region Two

Wichita

KS

Child Care Aware of Olympic Peninsula

Olympia

WA

Child Care Aware® of Southern Missouri

Springfield

MO

Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension

Oneida

NY

Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

Franklin Square

NY

Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.

Commack

NY

Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

Westchester

NY

Child Care Council, Inc.

Monroe

NY

Child Care of Dutchess & Putnam, Inc.

Dutchess

NY

Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc.

Rockland

NY

Child Development Council

Tompkins

NY

Childcare Resources

Birmingham

AL

Community Child Care Clearinghouse of Niagara

Niagara

NY

Delaware Opportunities, Inc.

Delaware

NY

Family Enrichment Network, Inc.

Broome

NY

Integrated Community Planning, Inc. of Oswego County

Oswego

NY

Pro Action Steuben Child Care Program

Bath

NY

Programs for Parents, Inc.

Montclair

NJ

Southern Adirondack Child Care Network

Warren

NY

St. Lawrence Child Care Council, Inc.

St. Lawrence

NY

The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc.

Albany

NY

The Children's Cabinet Child Care Resource & Referral

Reno

NV