More high quality child care is needed in the United States. This article evaluates the Better Kid Care (BKC) program produced by Pennsylvania State University Extension. Child care staff in Wisconsin were interviewed about changes they had made in their early childhood programs following participation in the BKC program. Findings show that 2 months post-program, most participants could name specific skills or knowledge they learned and improvements they made in their early childhood programs as a result of BKC. The BKC program improves child care quality, and increasing program participation is recommended.
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Ostergren, C. S., Riley, D. A., & Wehmeier, J. M. (2011). Better Kid Care Program Improves the Quality of Child Care: Results from an Interview Study. The Journal of Extension, 49(6), Article 37. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss6/37