Within- and Between-Sector Quality Differences in Early Childhood Education and Care.

@article{Bassok2016WithinAB,
  title={Within- and Between-Sector Quality Differences in Early Childhood Education and Care.},
  author={Daphna Bassok and Maria Donovan Fitzpatrick and Erica H. Greenberg and Susanna Loeb},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2016},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={
          1627-45
        }
}
This study leverages nationally representative data (N ≈ 6,000) to examine the magnitude of quality differences between (a) formal and informal early childhood education and care providers; (b) Head Start, prekindergarten, and other center-based care; and (c) programs serving toddlers and those serving preschoolers. It then documents differences in children's reading and math skills at age 5 between those who had enrolled in formal and informal settings. Cross-sector differences are… CONTINUE READING

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