Child Care Quality: Does It Matter and Does It Need to be Improved? (Full Report). Table 4

05/24/2000

  Adjusted Mean by No. of Standards Met Linear Trend
  0 1 0 2 3 F P
TABLE 4. Linear Trends Relating Number of Recommended Standards Met to Child Outcomes: NICHD Study of Early Child Care
24 months
No. 15 38 65 29 16    
Mental development, mean (SE) 95.4 (3.0) 93.8 (1.9) 97.2 (1.5) 98.6 (2.2) 99.7 (3.0) 2.19 .14
Behavior problems, mean (SE) 0.34 (0.86) -0.12 (0.54) -0.19 (0.41) -0.40 (0.62) -2.17 (0.84) 4.18 .04
Positive social behavior, mean (SE) 0.31 (0.41) -.02 (0.26) 0.16 (0.20) 0.74 (0.30) 0.86 (0.40) 2.25 .14
36 months
No. 8 31 65 60 86    
School readiness, mean (SE) 36.1 (8.0) 38.9 (4.1) 47.9 (2.8) 51.5 (2.9) 51.8 (2.4) 6.29 .01
Expressive language, mean (SE) 92.3 (4.7) 98.6 (2.4) 95.8 (1.6) 101.4 (1.7) 100.2 (1.4) 3.34 .07
Language comprehension, mean (SE) 95.6 (4.5) 99.1 (2.3) 100.1 (1.6) 105.0 (1.6) 104.7 (1.4) 6.03 .02
Behavior problems, mean (SE) 2.69 (1.25) 0.81 (0.63) 0.31 (0.43) 0.04 (0.45) -1.14 (0.38) 9.59 <.01
Positive social behavior, mean (SE) -0.14 (0.60) 0.06 (0.30) -0.10 (0.21) 0.14 (0.22) 0.27 (0.18) 0.47 .49
Note.  Family income-to-needs ratio and maternal sensitivity were used as co-variates.

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