International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Measuring Quality in Head Start through the Lens of Families who Have Children with Special Needs
Donna McCrary, David Brown

Childcare quality is a major factor in the long-term development of children with and without disabilities. However, parents often choose childcare based on economic concerns rather than quality. This study seeks to examine the perceptions of parents who have children with disabilities on six different indicators. The results of this survey highlight the need to include parents in the childcare quality conversation and use their insights to make improvements in daily practice, thereby, increasing positive outcomes for their children.

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