The state increased the minimum standards
for training hours from 4 hours per year to 20. Barriers to attending
include training scheduled at times and places that make attendance difficult
to arrange, as well as training topics that too often focus on center-based
rather than home-based child care concerns.
- To provide one-on-one, home-based education
and assistance individualized to the specific needs and quality improvement
goals of the provider.
- To support and reward efforts to move
beyond licensing standards toward NAFCC accreditation level standards.
- To promote professionalism within the
family child care community.
- To reduce economic barriers family
child care provider face in seeking opportunities to increase their
knowledge and skills.
- To increase provider knowledge of institutional,
educational, financial, and social resources supporting the implementation
of best practices.
- To promote the creation of a statewide