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ERIC Number: ED354084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 12
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Quality of Care: A National Sample.
Ferrari, Monica
This survey of 25 day care centers in 5 regions of Italy was designed to determine the characteristics of competent centers and the effects of differing local regulations on the quality of care provided. The Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) and a questionnaire were utilized to assess the quality of the day care centers in the study. It was found that day care centers in northern and central Italy were rated of higher quality than those in southern Italy and the islands (namely Sicily and Sardinia), mainly because regions in the north and center tended to have particularly efficient management and organized training courses for their staff. Significant qualitative differences between centers within a given region were also discovered. It is recommended that more attention be placed on both the professional and inservice training of child care providers to help improve the quality of day care centers. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy