NACCRRA's report, Making Quality Child Care Possible: Lessons Learned from NACCRRA's Military Partnerships examines the findings from NACCRRA's partnerships with the military. Since 2004, NACCRRA has conducted five major initiatives designed to help military families meet their child care needs. These initiatives provided NACCRRA with the opportunity to test whether the quality of civilian care can be improved by applying some of the strategies used to improve military child care.
Working in partnership with the military, Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, child care providers, and State Administrators, NACCRRA has learned many lessons about civilian child care. More significantly, NACCRRA has learned that nearly all of the lessons learned are applicable to civilian child care and that the initiatives used to transform the military's child care system from what was once called the "ghetto of American child care" to a "model for the nation," can be implemented throughout the states to ensure that all children have access to high-quality care.
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