Richard Fiene



Richard Fiene, PhD, Retired Penn State Professor of Psychology and Human Development.


Rick has worked in prevention research for over 40 years with a focus on child care quality, policy, and human service regulatory administration.  Rick played a vital role in the development of national childcare standards with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and was a key contributor to the development of “Caring for Children Basics: Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education.” For more information, please see:


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