Perceived knowledge and interest of child care professionals in child care training
Simmon, Amy Diane
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As the number of children in child care increases, there is a demand for higher quality of child care including a well-qualified and trained workforce. As the importance of high quality child care becomes more important, it seems vital that the training of child care professionals be examined in more depth. Research regarding factors related to the current levels of knowledge and interest in child care training topics is important in developing and implementing a training system that will ultimately influence the outcomes of children. The purpose of this study was to examine how demographic information of child care professionals impacts perceived knowledge of and interest in attending child care training topics. The findings from this study indicate that education, years of experience, and satisfaction are related to knowledge about child care training. In addition, previous ratings of training and type of center are related to interest in attending child care training.