Strong Licensing

NARA Research Paper: STRONG LICENSING: THE FOUNDATION FOR A QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION SYSTEM: Preliminary Principles and Suggestions to Strengthen Requirements and Enforcement for Licensed Child Care 

Author: Amie Lapp-Payne, (May 2011)

Synopsis: This research-based paper describes licensed care and the children served by it throughout the country. The author engages the issues and challenges with improving licensing programs and provides policy analysis and strategies, along with principles for strengthening licensing.  Expanded appendices and tables provide examples from specific states..