ERIC Number: ED308978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Licensure and Program Quality in Child Care and Early Childhood Programs.
Fiene, Richard; Melnick, Steven A.
This study investigated the quality of day care in Pennsylvania. Observations and evaluations were made of 149 day care centers and family day care homes. Measures used included the Child Development Program Evaluation Licensing Scale--day care and family day care versions (CDPE), the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), and the Family Day Care Home Rating Scale (FDCRS). It was hypothesized that there would be: (1) no significant differences between nonprofit and profit centers; (2) no significant differences between agency-sponsored family day care homes and independent homes; (3) no significant differences between day care centers and family day care homes; (4) a positive relationship between CDPE licensing scores and ECERS scores; and (5) no significant differences between rural and urban day care centers and family day care homes. Findings confirmed hypothesis 2, but not hypotheses 1, 3, 4, and 5. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania