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Table 7 Training needs and level of education

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

  High education: BA or higher Low education: less than BA p Grad course work (n = 44) No grad course work (n = 28) p ECE (n = 32) No ECE (n = 38) p High education; ECE (n = 22) High education; Not ECE (n = 19) Low education; ECE (n = 9) Low education; Not ECE (n = 19) p
Areas of training
Child development 0.36 0.50   0.34 0.56 * 0.28 0.53 * 0.15 0.60 0.52 0.46 **
School-age development 0.54 0.67   0.52 0.71   0.47 0.68 + 0.36 0.74 0.67 0.63 +
Developing a business 0.66 0.70   0.64 0.75   0.63 0.71   0.59 0.74 0.67 0.68  
Organization and case management 0.39 0.60 + 0.41 0.57   0.38 0.53   0.32 0.47 0.56 0.58  
Home visiting/consultation 0.49 0.72 * 0.51 0.68 + 0.53 0.61   0.46 0.53 0.78 0.68  
Listening and communication skills 0.26 0.45 + 0.26 0.45 + 0.30 0.34   0.30 0.21 0.33 0.47  
Working with families 0.49 0.78 *** 0.49 0.79 *** 0.55 0.64   0.48 0.50 0.78 0.79 *
Understanding family child care 0.59 0.60   0.52 0.68   0.56 0.61   0.55 0.63 0.67 0.58  
Adult learning theory 0.29 0.50 + 0.30 0.50 + 0.28 0.45   0.23 0.37 0.44 0.53  
  1. Differences between groups: + significant at p ≤ .10; * significant at p ≤ .05; ** significant at p ≤ .01; *** significant at p ≤ .001