Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Barbara G. Warash.
Quality of family child care homes and facilities in the state of West Virginia was investigated for differences in quality and provider education and training. Data was collected through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources grant titled, "Quality Rating and Improvement for West Virginia Child Care." Quality was measured using the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS), which has 38 items across 7 subscales including aspects specific to the family child care setting. Twenty-nine family child care facilities and 55 family child care homes participated in the study. Family child care homes scored lower than facilities on all subscales of the FCCERS. Providers of family child care homes also had lower levels of education, which was related to quality of care across FCCERS subscales.
Buchanan, Kaitlin J., "Differences in Quality Environmental Rating Subscales between Family Child Care Homes and Facilities in West Virginia" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 873.