Mr. McGuckin is a graduate of Duquense Law School and is the owner of Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates Law Firm, which represents child care agencies in Pennsylvania, and has consulting agreements with child care agencies across the country. Because of his extensive expertise in the area of law affecting the child care industry, Mr. McGuckin has gained a national reputation as “The Child Care Lawyer”. Having done so for over thirty years, he continues to travel nationally and train child care professionals on a variety of issues including personnel, administration, and other management and legal issues. As the founding Board President of a county wide Head Start Program, Mr. McGuckin continues to have a strong involvement in the Head Start Program. In addition, he is the author of three publications designed for child care administrators, “Current Issues in Child Care,” “ Model Personnel Policies for Child Care Agencies 1st through 5th Editions,” and “Model Parent Handbook for Child Care Agencies,” all which have proven to be valuable assets to the child care industry nationwide. Since 2007, Mr. McGuckin has served on the Board of Directors of the National Accreditation Council (NAC) of the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL). He is currently serving as Board President of the AELL Board of Directors. Mr. McGuckin received recognition from Pennsylvania Pathways in 2003 and was awarded the status of “Specialty Discipline Trainer” (SDI-0755000).