Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

 Prior to coming to TCC, Michelle Thomas was responsible for all child care licensing and regulations for the State of Indiana.  NARA provides research and resources to support professionals and policy makers who oversee the licensing and regulation of adult care, child care and/or child welfare facilities.  The NARA Research and Development Committee provides guidance to the NARA Board about emerging trends and issues in the field, makes recommendations for new research, and guides the development of new resources to support regulatory administrators.

To find out more about NARA please visit their website at

To find out more about TCC’s work in Early Childhood Systems Management please visit our website at

Michelle Thomas, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor for TCC has 20 years of experience in early childhood policy.  She is the former Indiana State Child Care Administrator, where she oversaw the CCDF subsidy program, child care licensing and QRIS.  Ms. Thomas also provided technical assistance to the Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge states.

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