ERIC Number: ED340470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
The Importance of the Mother-Provider Relationship in Family Child Care Homes.
Hogan, Eileen L.
This study examined the relationship between the family day care home provider and the mother, and the effect of this relationship on treatment of the child by the provider. Interactions between 25 family child care providers and mothers, and between providers and children, were observed. Observations of interactions between mothers and providers took place at the end of the day. Interactions between providers and children were observed during free play times in the day care setting. Findings showed no evidence of carryover from the mother-provider relationship to the provider's treatment of the child, and no differences in provider's affect, warmth, encouragement, frequency of conversations with the child, amount of teaching, or total amount of discipline toward the child. It is noted that self-selected family child care homes may have been generally higher in quality than those that were randomly chosen and that this phenomenon may have influenced mothers' attitudes. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Conference of the Association for the Education of Young Children (Des Moines, IA, April 1991).