Reaching For the Stars Family Child Care Home Validation Study, Executive Summary
This study examined quality differences among family child care homes of various star ratings in Oklahoma. Unlike child care centers in Oklahoma, neither subsidy density nor licensing variables had a significant impact on quality in family child care homes. The factors of specialized education and professional development are most closely linked to differences in quality. Data indicate that family child care home quality varies by star category with higher levels of quality seen in homes with higher star ratings.