Professional development and the quality of child care: An assessment of Pennsylvania's child care training system

Joyce Iutcovich, Richard Fiene, James Johnson, Ross Koppel, Frances Langan

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Abstract

The education and training of child care workers are viewed as keys to improving classroom/caregiver dynamics and the overall quality of child care. This assessment of the Pennsylvania Child Care/Early Childhood Development Training System offers an analysis of this hypothesis. The research was designed for dual purposes: to identify training needs for Pennsylvania child care providers and to assess the impact of training and work environment on the quality of care. The results highlight specific areas where there are needs for training and reveal a clear association between opportunities for professional growth and the quality of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarly Education and Care, and Reconceptualizing Play
PublisherJAI Press
Pages115-168
Number of pages54
ISBN (Print)0762308109, 9780762308101
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Publication series

NameAdvances in Early Education and Day Care
Volume11
ISSN (Print)0270-4021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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