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Table 4 Training topics covered by agency specialists (N = 69)

From: Supporting family child care and quality improvement: findings from an exploratory survey of Illinois child care resource and referral agency staff

Training topics Held a training that focused on this topic  % (n) Held a training that covered but didn’t focus on topic  % (n) Topic not covered in any trainings  % (n)
Child care environments 51 (35) 36 (25) 13 (9)
Caring for infants and toddlers5 48 (31) 39 (25) 13 (8)
Working with parents and families5 47 (30) 45 (29) 8 (5)
Working with special needs children5 38 (24) 48 (31) 14 (9)
Literacy5 38 (24) 41 (26) 22 (14)
Health and safety6 30 (19) 48 (30) 22 (14)
Math and science7 29 (18) 37 (23) 34 (21)
Working with mixed-age groups5 27 (17) 50 (32) 23 (15)
Caring for preschool age children7 27 (17) 52 (32) 21 (13)
Balancing your own family with child care business4 23 (15) 42 (27) 35 (923)
Business practices6 21 (13) 22 (14) 57 (36)
Accessing community resources5 14 (9) 63 (40) 23 (15)
Caring for school-age children9 12 (7) 47 (28) 42 (25)
Taxes6 11 (7) 14 (9) 75 (47)
Licensing6 11 (7) 37 (23) 52 (33)
  1. 5,6,7,9 indicates number of missing responses