This study assessed outcomes for children when child care centers meet recommended care standards.
Data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care were used to examine the association between meeting standards for child-staff ratios, group sizes, caregiver training, and caregiver education and children's development at 24 and 36 months of age.
There were 5 major findings :
(1) most classes observed did not meet all 4 recommended standards (compliance ranged from 10% at 6 months of age to 34% at 36 months of age) ; (2) linear associations were found between number of standards met and child outcomes, and this was more the case at 36 months than at 24 months of age ; (3) there was no evidence of threshold effects ; (4) children in classes that met more standards had better school readiness and language comprehension scotes as well as fewer behavior problems at 36 months of age, and (5) child outcomes were predicted by child-staff ratio at 24 months and care-giver training and education at 36 months of age.
Outcomes were better when children attended classes that met recommended child-staff ratios and recommended levels of caregiver training and education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Homme, Santé, Evolution, Développement psychomoteur, Consultation, Régularité, Personnel sanitaire, Formation professionnelle, Education, Tendance, Recommandation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Infant, Human, Health, Evolution, Psychomotor development, Consultation, Regularity, Health staff, Occupational training, Education, Trend, Recommendation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0392807
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 22/03/2000.