An Economic Perspective on the Current and Future Role of Nonprofit Provision of Early Learning and Child Care Services in Canada: Final Project Report

An Economic Perspective on the Current and Future Role of Nonprofit Provision of Early Learning and Child Care Services in Canada: Final Project Report

An Economic Perspective on the Current and Future Role of Nonprofit Provision of Early Learning and Child Care Services in Canada: Final Project Report

An Economic Perspective on the Current and Future Role of Nonprofit Provision of Early Learning and Child Care Services in Canada: Final Project Reports

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Cleveland, Gordon, Forer, Barry, Hyatt, Douglas, Japel, Christa et Krashinsky, Michael. 2007. An Economic Perspective on the Current and Future Role of Nonprofit Provision of Early Learning and Child Care Services in Canada: Final Project Report. Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal: University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Université du Québec à Montréal.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The purpose of this project has been to [...] investigate under what conditions and circumstances nonprofit organizations provide better quality child care services, and whether these tendencies can be relied upon by board members, parents, advocates and governments seeking to improve the quality of child care services available for preschool children.» (p.13)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
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Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


This research «[...] examine[s] Canadian evidence about the relation between auspice and quality in four different data sets. The gross pattern is remarkably uniform. Everywhere, nonprofits produce a higher quality of care in child care centres, whether measured by the Early Childhood Environments Rating Scale and the Infant Toddler Environments Rating Scale, or by the special scale developed to measure the quality of “educational” child care in Quebec, or by the measures used by the City of Toronto. Although there are good quality nonprofits and poor quality nonprofits, nonprofit centres are overrepresented at higher levels of quality and underrepresented at lower levels of quality. Although the frequency distributions of quality in nonprofit and in for-profit care overlap, the nonprofit distribution is shifted towards higher quality levels.» (p.14)