Child care workers' wages: New evidence on returns to education, experience, job tenure and auspice
G. Cleveland & D. Hyatt
SOURCE: Journal of Population Economics, 15: 575-597. 2002.
In print: CIRC ID# 15845
Children's right to play: An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide. Lester, S., & Russell. W. (2010). Working papers in: Early Childhood Development. Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Research and expert perspectives agree that one of the key elements that determines the quality of an early childhood education and care program is the number of adults to children - the ratio. However, it is also clear that the adult: child ratio is not the sole quality-determining element. Other important elements, especially training and qualifications, interact with ratio to form the structural and pedagogical base for quality in an ECEC program.