Indicators of Quality and Child Outcomes in Family Child Care

While there has been considerable research on the indicators of quality in center-based early childhood programs, there is scant research on the correlates of quality in family child care. A recent study was conducted to increase our understanding of the relationship between indicators of quality and child outcomes in the context of family child care.1 The study addressed two questions. 1) What provider-level characteristics predict observed quality practices? 2) Are quality practices and providers’ professional attitudes and beliefs associated with children’s pre-academic and social-emotional skills?

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