Call to Action

NARA Research Product
: Strong Licensing - The Foundation for a Quality Early Care and Education System NARA’s Call to Action (December 2010)

Synopsis: Quality child care licensing is the most crucial and strategic means available to protect, nurture, and promote optimal development for the more than 11 million children under age 5 known to be in care every week. Licensing rules are the threshold of quality care, upon which other quality enhancements are built, and substantially influence the larger early care and education (ECE) system.