Excerpts from the report:
For the first time in Québec, we have a detailed and representative
portrait of the quality of daycare experienced on a daily basis by children 0 to 5 years of age in government-regulated daycares (i.e. Centres de la petite enfance &emdash; CPEs, home daycares and private daycares). This is being provided by the Enquête québécoise sur la qualité des services de garde éducatifs (Québec Survey on the Quality of Educational Daycare), also known as Grandir en qualité 2003. It is helping identify and better define measures likely to maintain and improve the quality of educational daycare in light of the strengths and weaknesses observed.
The results are also being published in three summary reports, highlighting the main findings of the survey in Childcare Centre daycares (installations de CPE), home daycares (coordinated by CPEs) and private daycares. This summary report is primarily addressed to people who work in private daycares, be they owners, administrators, pedagogical consultants, program coordinators or educators. It can also provide useful information for parents who have children in these daycares.