CCAoA Joins National Interoperability Collaborative

March 09, 2020

Child Care Aware
® of America (CCAoA) is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC), unique “community of networks” that sees a nation where everyoneespecially vulnerable and underserved populations  enjoys a better life. NIC’s mission is to improve systems and increase collaboration among the sectors that enhance health, safety and well-being by advancing information-sharing, interoperability, and the use of technology.   

One of the cores of CCAoA’s 2020-2022 strategic plan is data leadership. Data form a continuum -- from second-by-second transactions to anonymized and aggregated -- to inform child care research, practice and policy. As data becomes interoperable across this continuum, we enable a multiplier effect and unlock new insights and understandings for all sectors, systems, states, institutions and organizations. 

Our participation in NIC’s exciting work will help us to achieve this goal. NIC was conceived and is led by the Stewards of Change Institute. 

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Matthew Henry

Written by Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry is Chief Information Officer for Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA). Prior to coming CCAoA, Henry spent 13 years at Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas, as Chief Information Officer and Dean of Innovative Education. His responsibilities included the University Library, University online curriculum and educational technology, and the Information Technology Department. Henry also created Minecraft summer camps that not only provided children a fun experience, but also used technology to build leadership skills. With more than 40 years of experience in information technology, Henry has served as chair of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a national information technology group that serves private, faith-based schools, and as eCommittee Chair at Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, a nonprofit association that is the voice for Texas’ fully accredited private colleges and universities. Henry joined Child Care Aware® of America in April 2019.