ERIC Number: ED354105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Quality of Family Child Care: A Comparison of Five Instruments.
Modigliani, Kathy; Dunleavey, M. P.
This study compared five popular instruments for assessing the quality of family child care: the Child Development Associate Competency Standards (CDA); the National Association for Family Day Care Assessment Profile (NAFDC); the Child Care Partnership of Dallas Family Day Care Home Observation Instrument; the Louise Child Care Scale for Evaluating Home Based Day Care; and the Harms-Clifford Family Day Care Rating Scale (FDCRS). The five instruments are compared in the following content areas: personal and social development and provider interaction; cognitive development; language development; creative development; physical development (small and large muscle); health; safety; nutrition; family support and interaction; and professionalism. Pros and cons are discussed for each instrument, and recommendations are made for accreditation, training, and public policy. (MM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Family Day Care, Measurement Techniques, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Rating Scales, Standards
Family Child Care Project, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 ($5 for one copy; $8.50 for two).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Target Stores/Dayton Hudson Corp.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.