Assessment of early childcare programs in Jordan

Aieman A. Al-Omari, Fathi M. Ihmeideh, Khouloud A. Al-Dababneh

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Abstract

Research Findings: Forty-five child caregivers and 120 parents participated in this study to examine perceptions of childcare programs in Jordan. The researchers developed a questionnaire that consisted of 6 dimensions: health, education, parent-caregiver relationship, facilities, building=landscape, and playground. Moreover, interviews with 10 child caregivers and 20 parents were conducted. Results indicated that child caregivers expressed moderate satisfaction with the programs. In contrast, parents expressed lower satisfaction with the childcare programs. The results also revealed that caregivers and parents perceived the playground area as effective but found health and the parent-caregiver relationship ineffective. Practice or Policy: This study highlights the need to supervise childcare programs effectively and the importance of fostering a strong partnership between child caregivers and parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-150
Number of pages23
JournalEarly Education and Development
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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