Differences Between Home Daycares And Daycare Centers

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Differences Between Home Daycares and Daycare Centers: Assessing the Quality of Care Found in Both Settings
Jennifer Lea Grossman
Amberton University

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER
1. INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………….3 Genesis Purpose and Methods Significance Operational Definitions Research Questions

2. LITERATURE REVIEW..........................................................................7 3. METHODOLOGY....................................................................................12 Participants Materials Procedure

4. CONCLUSION.........................................................................................15 Discussion of Results Suggestions for Future Study

CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION
Genesis
Since graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree in child development in 2012, I have worked for four daycare centers. Two of the centers were targeted toward upper-middle class families, and the other two were designed to aid low-income working parents. My experiences at the two types of centers, however, were all very similar. I witnessed large caregiver-to-child ratios and worked with many caregivers who had minimal education in child development or early childhood education. I became frustrated with the environments that I continued to find in daycare center situations. Recently, I logged onto the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website and learned about a different type of child care called
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