Examining the Relationship Between Childcare Quality, Program Leadership, and Technology

ID: 51659 Type: Roundtable
  1. Jade Burris, West Chester University of PA, United States
  2. Rena Hallam, University of Delaware, United States

Wednesday, March 28 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Elizabeth Dalton, URI; Dalton Ed Services International, United States

Abstract: This study is an examination of the access to and use of technology by childcare administrators participating in Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Little research had been conducted on childcare administrator’s access to and use of technology for their own work even though participation in QRIS has demanded technology integration Through survey research methods, this study explored the overall access to technology by administrators as well as the differences in administrator’s access to and use of technology by program type Findings indicated that administrators had adequate access to a variety of technologies to assist in their work Although there was some access and use, the administrators did not have access to the most updated forms of technology which points to a lack in funding and professional development for technology integration Additionally, differences in access and use across program type were identified

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