Child Care Quality: Does It Matter and Does It Need to be Improved? (Full Report). Table 9

05/24/2000

TABLE 9.
Ratings of Process Quality by Type of Care and Child Care:
NICHD Study of Early Child Care

Distributions of Positive Caregiving Scores (percentages)
  Poor Fair Good Excellent
15 Months
Child care homes 7.0 43.5 33.5 16.0
Centers 10.2 61.7 23.4 4.7
All types 7.7 43.2 34.2 14.9
Extrapolated U.S. care (nonparental) 9.0 44.4 34.9 11.7
24 Months
Child care homes 8.5 50.2 27.5 13.7
Centers 11.4 66.3 18.5 3.8
All types 9.7 51.7 27.4 10.2
Extrapolated U.S. care (nonparental) 10.9 52.3 28.3 8.5
36 Months
Child care homes 2.4 63.1 29.2 5.4
Centers 4.4 61.9 30.3 3.4
All types 3.9 59.5 31.5 5.1
Extrapolated U.S. care (nonparental) 4.3 60.6 30.2 5.0
15-36 Months (mean)
All types imputed 7.2 52.7 30.6 9.5
Extrapolated to U.S. 8.1 53.2 29.6 9.0

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