The results of NACCRRA's national training survey indicate that Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are poised to lead our nation in establishing a national community-based training system. The centerpiece of this report is a 12-point plan to create such a system - built from the existing infrastructure of CCR&R - to improve the quality of child care for all children in the United States. In addition to findings from the national CCR&R training survey, the report includes an overview of the impact of training on the quality of child care as evidenced by previous research. It also contains information about parents' and providers' views on training, and an overview of the effective training systems used by the U.S. Military and Head Start/Early Head Start.
Child Care Aware® of America (formerly NACCRRA) is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about Child Care Aware® of America and how you can join us in ensuring access to high-quality child care for all families, visit us at www.usa.childcareaware.org.