If interested in any of the publications on this webpage, please contact RIKILLC by emailing RFiene@RIKInstitute.com.

Fiene (2019). A treatise on the theory of regulatory compliance. Journal of Regulatory Science, Volume 7, 1-3. CP, PC.

Levi, Belser, Kapp, Verdiglione, Mincemoyer, Dore, Keat, Fiene (2019). iLookOut for Child Abuse: Conceptual and Practical Considerations in Creating an Online Learning Program to Engage Learners and Promote Behavior Change, In Press. PD.


Panlilio, Yang, Verdiglione,  Fiene, Lehman, Hamm, McNeil, & Levi (2018). Effectiveness of an online education program to improve knowledge and attitudes about mandated reporting for early childhood care and education providers, National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington DC.  (NRCEC iLookOut Abstract). PD​

Johnston, DelConte, Ungvary, Fiene, & Aronson (2017). Child Care Health Consultation Improves Infant Toddler Care, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, PD, (DOI:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.05.005).*

Fiene & Kroh (2016). Licensing measurement, regulatory compliance and program monitoring systems, in Licensing Curriculum, Lexington, KY: National Association for Regulatory Administration. PC CP (DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1067.0968)


Fiene, (2015). Differential monitoring logic model (DMLM): A new early childhood program quality improvement and indicator model (ECPQIM) for early care and education regulatory agencies, Middletown, PA.: Research Institute for Key Indicators. (#1) CP

Lahti, Elicker, Zellman, & Fiene (2014). Approaches to validating child care quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS): Results from two states with similar QRIS type designs, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, (#4), PQ  (DOI:10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.04.005). *


Fiene (2013). A Comparison of International Child Care and US Child Care Using the Child Care Aware – NACCRRA Child Care Benchmarks, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 7(1), 60-66. (#1/2) CP PC (DOI:10.1007/2288-6729-7-1-60)*


Zellman & Fiene (2012). Validation of quality rating and improvement systems for early care and education and school-age care, Washington, D.C.: OPRE and Child Trends.  (#4) PQ


Fiene & Carl (2011). Child Care Quality Indicators Scale, in T Halle (Ed.), Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Tool Kit, Washington, D.C.: Child Trends. (#3) PC


Manlove, Benson, Strickland, & Fiene (2011). A comparison of regulated child care in rural and urban Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania: Center for Rural Pennsylvania. PQ PD


Johnson, Fiene, McKinnon, & Babu (2010). A study of early childhood education pre-service teacher education at major universities in 38 pre-k states. New York, New York: Foundation for Child Development. PD


Fiene (2009). Mentoring programs help caregivers “weigh” in on children’s eating behaviors, Penn State Policy Briefing, University Park, Pennsylvania: Center for Public Policy Research in Environment, Energy and Community. PD


Fiene (2008). Using Child Care Programs As A Portal to Changing the Eating Behaviors of Young Children, in L. Birch and W. Dietz (Eds.), Eating Behaviors of the Young Child: Prenatal and Postnatal Influences on Healthy Eating, Elk Grove Village, Illinois: American Academy of Pediatrics. PD


Fiene (2007). Child Development Program Evaluation & Caregiver Observation Scale, in T Halle (Ed.), Early Care and Education Quality Measures Compendium, Washington, D.C.: Child Trends. PC PQ


Fiene and Isler (2007). Home based and family child care: Characteristics and quality issues, In C. J. Groark, K. E., Mehaffie, R. B. McCall & M. T. Greenberg (Eds.), Evidence-Based Programs, Practices, and Policies for EarlyChildhood Care and Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. PQ


Weinraub, Shlay, Kochanoff & the Universities Children’s Policy Collaborative (Fiene, Greenberg, McCall, Groark, Mehaffie, Nelkin & Ethridge-Smith) (2006). Findings from the 2002 Pennsylvania Family Survey and their relevance for the future, Commonwealth, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (LORL). PQ*


Fiene (2006). Early Childhood Initiatives in Other States, in J.M. Perzel, Education in Pennsylvania: Early Childhood Education: Universal Pre-K and Other Alternatives,Volume 4, Spring 2006, Harrisburg: Pennsylvania House of Representatives. PQ


Fiene (2003). Licensing related indicators of quality child care, Child Care Bulletin, Winter 2002-2003, pps 12-13. PC


Fiene, Greenberg, Bergsten, Carl, Fegley, & Gibbons (2002). The Pennsylvania early childhood quality settings study, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Governor’s Task Force on Early Care and Education. PQ


Fiene (2002). Improving Child Care Quality Through an Infant Caregiver  Mentoring Project, Child and Youth Care Forum, 31(2), 75-83. PD*


Fiene (2002). Thirteen indicators of quality child care: Research update. Washington, DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services. PC


Johnson, Fiene, Keat, Darling, Pratt, Iutcovich (2001). Mastering course content and learner satisfaction: A comparison of regular classroom instruction with three variations of internet delivery. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp 267-274. PD*


Iutcovich, Fiene, Johnson, Koppel, & Langan (2001). Professional development and the quality of child care: An assessment of Pennsylvania’s child care training system. In Early education and care, and reconceptualizing play, Elsevier Science Ltd., Volume 11, 115-168. PD PQ


Fiene, & Kroh (2000). Measurement tools and systems, in Licensing Curriculum, National Association for Regulatory Administration, Minneapolis, Minnesota. PC CP


Fiene, Iutcovich, Johnson, & Koppel (1998). Child day care quality linked to opportunities for professional development: An applied community psychology example. Community Psychologist, 31(1), 10-11. PD PQ*


Fiene, (1997). Quality child care in Pennsylvania linked to opportunities for professional development. National Association of Regulatory Administration, Autumn 1997, page 13. PD PQ


Fiene (1997). Potential solution to the child day care trilemma related to quality, accessibility and affordability. Child Care Information Exchange, September, 57-60. PQ*


Fiene (1997). Human services licensing information system. National Association for Regulatory Administration: Research Column, Spring, 9-10. PC


Iutcovich, Fiene, Johnson, Koppel, & Langan (1997). Investing in our children’s future, Erie, Pennsylvania: Keystone University Research Corporation. PC PQ


Fiene (1996). Unannounced versus announced licensing visits in monitoring child day care programs. National Association of Regulatory Administration, Spring, 5-6. PC


Fiene (1996). The feasibility of using sampling of agency facilities. National Association for Regulatory Administration Licensing Newsletter, fall, 12-14. PC


Fiene (1996). Using a statistical-indicator methodology for accreditation, in NAEYC Accreditation: A Decade of Learning and the Years Ahead, S. Bredekamp & B. Willer, editors, Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children. PQ


Fiene (1995). Utilizing a statewide training system to improve child day care quality: The other system in a program quality improvement model. Child Welfare, Volume LXXIV, #6, November-December, 1189-1201. PD*


Fiene (1995). Improving human services through licensing reform and training: A unique partnership between academia and state government, Dimensions, Fall, 1-3. PC PD


Kuhns & Fiene (1995). Promoting health and safety in child care programs, Child Care Bulletin, January-February (1), 3.  PC


Fiene (1995). National early childhood program accreditation standards. Atlanta, Georgia: National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission. PQ


Griffin & Fiene (1995). A systematic approach to policy planning and quality improvement for child care: A technical manual for state administrators.Washington, D.C.: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs-Zero to Three. CP PC (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13160.67840)


Fiene (1994). The case for national early care and education standards: Key indicator/predictor state child care regulations, National Association of Regulatory Administration, summer 1994, 6-8. PC PQ


Fiene (1991). New early childhood research, evaluation and training program has impact on Pennsylvania for the 1990’s, Dimensions, Fall, 4.  CP


Fiene (1988). Human services instrument based program monitoring and indicator systems, in Information Technology and the Human Services, B. Glastonburg, W. LaMendola, & S. Toole, editors, Chichester, England: John Wiley and Sons.  CP


Fiene & McDonald (1987). Instrument based program monitoring for child welfare, Portland, Maine: University of Southern Maine. CP


Fiene (1987). Using licensing data in human service programs, in Licensing, H. Hornby, editor, Portland, Maine: University of Southern Maine. PC


Fiene (1987). The indicator system, in Evaluation and outcome monitoring, H. Hornby, editor, Portland, Maine: University of Southern Maine. PC


Kontos & Fiene (1987). Child care quality, compliance with regulations, and children’s development: The Pennsylvania Study, in Quality in Child Care: What Does Research Tell Us?, Phillips, editor, Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children. CP CO


Fiene (1987). Indicator checklist system, in Maximizing the Use of Existing Data Systems, Portland, Maine: University of Southern Maine. PC


Fiene (1986). State child care regulatory, monitoring and evaluation systems as a means for ensuring quality child development programs, in Licensing of Children’s Services Programs, Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. (ERIC/ECE ED322997) CP


Morgan, Stevenson, Fiene, & Stephens (1986). Gaps and excesses in the regulation of child day care, Reviews of Infectious Diseases–Infectious Diseases in Child Day Care: Management and Prevention, 8(4), 634-643. PC*


Kontos & Fiene (1986). Predictors of quality and children’s development in day care, in Licensing of Children’s Services Programs, Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. PC PQ


Fiene & Nixon (1985). Instrument based program monitoring and the indicator checklist for child care, Child Care Quarterly, 14(3), 198-214. CP*


Fiene (1985). Measuring the effectiveness of regulations, New England Journal of Human Services, 5(2), 38-39. CP*


Fiene & Nixon (1983). Indicator checklist system for day care monitoring, Washington, D.C.: National Children’s Services Monitoring Consortium. PC


Fiene & Nixon (1981). An instrument based program monitoring information system: A new tool for day care monitoring, Washington, D.C.: National Children’s Services Monitoring Consortium. CP


Fiene (1981). A new tool for day care monitoring introduced by children’s consortium, Evaluation Practice, 1(2), 10-11. CP*


Fiene (1980). Theoretical model for computing adult child ratios, Association of Regulatory Administration, summer, 12-13. PC

Fiene (1979). Potpourri of child development, In the Best Interests of Children, Spring, 14-15. PQ CO


Fiene (1975). Current trends in child day care research, In the Best Interests of Children, Spring, 15-18. PQ CO


Fiene, Cardiff, & Littles (1975). Ecological monitoring information system, In the Best Interests of Children, July-September, 1975. CP


Fiene (1974). The two year old: Characteristics and management of his play, Dimensions: Journal of the Southern Association of Children Under Six, January, 1974, 2(2), 46-48. PQ CO*


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