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Title: Childcare staff and parents’ beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programs in Singapore
Authors: Nirmala Karuppiah
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Nirmala Karuppiah. (2015). Childcare staff and parents’ beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programs in Singapore. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(3), 105-113.
Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory study was to understand childcare staff and parents’ beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers (aged birth to three years) in centre-based programs in Singapore. Childcare staff (comprising supervisors and educarers) were interviewed to gather their views about: (1) key dimensions of quality care for infants/ toddlers; (2) training programs for infant/toddler care; and (3) knowledge and skills important for the provision of high-quality care and programs. Educarers were also observed to investigate the nature of their interactions with the infants/toddlers and invited to review and reflect on a video clip which depicted a caregiver interacting with a group of infants/toddlers. Additionally, parents were also interviewed for their perceptions on the research topic. The results from this study could be used to review the quality of care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programs and training courses which prepare childcare staff for work with infants/toddlers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17857
ISSN: 1836-9391
Website: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/australasian-journal-early-childhood/index-abstracts/ajec-vol-40-no-3-september-2015-2/childcare-staff-and-parents-beliefs-about-quality-care-for-infantstoddlers-in-centre-based-programs-in-singapore/
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