ERIC Number: ED417827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Quality in Child Care Centers. Early Childhood Research & Policy Briefs, Volume 1, Number 1.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Millions of young children in the United States are cared for daily by someone other than their parents, and a growing number are cared for in child-care centers. This research and policy brief, a quarterly synthesis of issues addressed by investigators and affiliates of the National Center for Early Development & Learning, focuses on quality in child care centers. The brief addresses issues such as: (1) What is quality and how can it be measured?; (2) How good is the quality of child care programs in the United States today?; and (3) What do we know about the relationships between quality of child care and outcomes for children? The brief also includes sections on additional research questions that need to be answered, and on what policy changes are needed. The brief includes a fact sheet on quality in child care centers, summarizing the findings of the larger report. (EV)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Research Utilization
Gina Harrison, Publications Director, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, CB No. 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-4221; e-mail: gina email@example.com. For full text: http://www.fpg.unc.edu/ncedl/ncedl.html
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.