ERIC Number: ED329335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Qualifications Review of Canadian and Selected International Jurisdictions.
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Toronto.
To determine whether Ontario could profit from others' experience in addressing the training needs of child care staff, a comparative review was made of child care training in other national and international jurisdictions, including territories in Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, and France. The following issues were reviewed: critical aspects of child care: the scope and range of legislation; the qualification, or training, programs for child care staff; and the equivalency processes that have been established for individuals with foreign or alternative credentials. In addition, training programs were compared on elements described by child care specialists in Ontario as "essential components" of a child care training program. Methods of data collection included a literature review, archival research, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Information regarding legislation was gathered through interviews with directors of provincial/territorial day care offices, key informants, and, when possible, a review of the actual legislation. The "essential components" of child care training programs were developed through three focus groups and a key informant interview with Francophone representatives. Similarities and differences among the jurisdictions are discussed. An appendix lists persons to contact for information about child care in each jurisdiction. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; France; Ontario; Program Characteristics; Sweden; United Kingdom