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As approved journal of national research foundation of Korea, it publish three times a year.

[2017, 11-2] Service Quality of Child Care Centers and Changes in Participation in Accreditation Policy 이미지

[2017, 11-2] Service Quality of Child Care Centers and Changes in Participation in Accreditation Policy

  • chief of researchJaeeon Yoo
  • researchers
  • pages0pages
  • Report No.
  • Reg No.
  • ISBNISSN 1976-6793
  • Date2017.09.30

Abstract



This study examines the relationships between the characteristics and service quality of child care centers, and changes in participation in accreditation policy over last three years. Based on the data from 1,056 child care centers in Chungbuk province in 2014 and 2017, multinomial and binary logistic, and ordinary least square regression analyses were conducted. The child care centers with lower levels of enrollment rates were less likely to continue to participate in accreditation policy. In addition, lower level of the health and nutrition quality of child care centers was a significant predictor on the likelihood of discontinue participation in the accreditation policy. Moreover, the care process quality of child care centers that recently participated in this accreditation policy was lower than those of child care centers that have consistently participated in the policy. However, other service qualities in 2017, such as environment, interaction and teaching, and safety did not vary from changes in participation in the policy. These results have implications for improving the accreditation policy to provide objective information and service quality of child care centers.



Key words: Accreditation Policy, child care policy, child care center, administrative big data