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Title:  Evaluation of Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC): An On-site Training of Caregivers
Description: In recent decades, the quality of child care for children younger than three years old has been of concern nationally and within the West Region. Among mothers of these children, 59.4 percent were in the labor force as of March 2008 (U.S. Department of Labor 2009). The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study conducted earlier in the decade found that, of children younger than three with working mothers, 38 percent spent 35 hours or more in child care and 17 percent spent 15 to 34 hours in child care (Flanagan and West 2004). The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (2003, 2005) found that the quality of child care during a child’s first three years was related to their school readiness, expressive language, and receptive language at age three. And 14 percent of child care centers and 12 percent of regulated family child care homes in California were rated good to excellent, based on the environment rating scales quality measures (Kontos et al. 1995; Helburn and Culkin 1995; Peisner-Feinberg 1999).
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Cover Date: March 2012
Web Release: March 6, 2012
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Publication #: REL 20124003
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Evaluation Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.