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.

For those agencies currently Quality Assured, the following is still applicable:

NACCRRA Quality Assurance Phase
  1. At the end of each of the first four years of validation as a Quality Assured CCR&R or State Network, the agency will prepare and submit to Child Care Aware® of America a report identifying changes to staff, structure and services.
  2. After reviewing the report and conducting additional Direct Assessments, if required, Child Care Aware® of America will re-validate the agency for an additional year, unless the evidence demonstrated that the agency is no longer meeting Best Practices.