Over a two month period between June and August of 2014 a survey was conducted among 163 community based non-profit child care centres in the City of Toronto by the Toronto Coalition for Better Child Care (TCBCC). The purpose of the survey was to discover if the new Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement (ELCAQI) tool is valuable to the child care community.
The survey was conducted by means of an online questionnaire emailed to Supervisors of child care centres who are members of the TCBCC. The first part of the survey dealt with the content and application of the ELCAQI tool. The second section was concerned with relationships between City staff and the child care centres. The third section looked at the perception by the general public of the posted scores online.
Out of the 163 programs we surveyed, 90 responses were received, this reflects a response rate of 55% which is deemed a good response.
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