Building Quality Child Care Jobs: Model Work Standards in Action. COWS, 2003.
Model Work Standards are intended as a quality assessment tool to be used alongside the other previously established measures to ensure that both children and adults involved in child care enjoy quality experiences. The central goal of the Model Work Standards is to achieve improvements in job quality by creating a supportive work environment, increasing shared decision making and communication, fostering teamwork and cooperation, and encouraging empowerment among child care workers.
In this report, cases are used to show how the Model Work Standards provide positive effects across the board for centers and family providers.