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ERIC Number: ED312029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 29
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Daily Experiences of Toddlers in Three Child Care Settings in Israel: Family Day Care, Center Day Care and Kibbutz.
Rosenthal, Miriam K.
Observations were conducted in Israel on 47 toddlers in sponsored family day care, 18 toddlers in community-based center day care, and 20 toddlers in kibbutz children's homes in an effort to identify differences in the three types of care. Particular attention was given to characteristics of users and caregivers, experiences generated by the educational environment, and toddlers' behavior. Findings showed no differences between family day care and centers in caregivers' characteristics (except for experience), educational program, and quality of physical environment. In centers, caregivers offered interaction of a poorer quality and the emotional tone of the program was less relaxed than in family day care. But no differences were observed in the children's behavior. Kibbutz child care rated highest on all structural indicators of quality: small groups; high adult-to-child ratio; education, training, and experience of caregivers; and physical environment. Although there were no differences in the behavior of caregivers in kibbutz and family day care, kibbutz children engaged more than family day care children in positive learning experiences and social behavior. Analyses supported the contention that the quality of the educational environment, rather than the type of child care, determines differences in learning experience. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel