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Differences between community owned and privately owned early childhood education and care centers: A review of evidence

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Mitchell, Linda
Publication Date: 
6 Nov 2002

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Abstract: This paper reviews research evidence about differences between privately owned and community owned early childhood education provision in aspects related to quality education for children. It presents new findings showing statistically significant differences in the employment of staff holding a teaching qualification, and of staff holding no early childhood qualification between corporate/ institution, community and privately owned education and care centres in New Zealand. It reviews international and New Zealand evidence showing consistent differences between these types of centre, and regulatory measures that appear to help address these differences.