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ERIC Number: EJ902064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Assessing the Quality of Portuguese Child Care Programs for Toddlers
Barros, Silvia; Aguiar, Cecilia
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v25 n4 p527-535 4th Qtr 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe the quality of toddler child care classrooms in the district of Porto, in the north of Portugal. One hundred and sixty classrooms for children between 1 and 3 years of age participated in this study. Results suggested the existence of poor average quality and absence of good-quality classrooms. Child-adult ratio was a statistically significant predictor of overall child care quality (with lower ratios associated with higher quality). The results of this study provide information on the applicability of ITERS-R to a new cultural and linguistic context, suggesting the need to enhance the quality of Portuguese programs serving toddlers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal