Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Do You Determine Quality In Home-Based Child Care?


The Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis and Technical Expertise Project provided expert consultation, assessment, and analysis in child care and early education policy and research. Researchers assembled information useful for targeting and guiding development of content for professional development efforts designed for home-based child care providers.

The study identified three groups of providers, labeled as offering low, moderate, and above moderate quality. The study found that the majority of providers were either in the low or moderate quality group and that only 12 percent of the sample was rated as providing above moderate quality.

Report Title: Identifying Profiles of Quality in Home-Based Child Care,
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Performer: Child Trends
Record ID: 9884 (March 19, 2012)

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