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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the organizational characteristics (managers’ reports; N = 117)

From: Inclusive practice and quality of education and care in the Dutch hybrid early childhood education and care system

Categorical variables Value Label f %
Legal entity 1 Foundation 67 59.8
2 Foundation under holding 9 8.0
3 Firm, single owner 15 13.4
4 Company 21 18.8
Missing   5  
Profit goal 0 No profit goal 81 75
1 Profit goal 27 25
Missing   9  
Presence of the manager 1 < 1 day present 38 32.5
2 1 day present 11 9.4
3 2 days present 12 10.3
4 3 days present 19 16.2
5 4 days present 25 21.4
6 5 days present 12 10.3
Missing   0  
Continuous variables Observed range Mean SD Missing
Number of services 1–5 2.00 1.04 4
Autonomy of the manager 2.00–5.00 3.15 0.74 16
Size center (employees) 1–60 9.14 8.27 16
Percentage tenured staff 0–100% 75% 26% 18
Flexibility user-contracts 1.00–3.00 1.45 0.70 12
Positive diversity climate 0.00–4.00 2.26 1.29 2
Professional development 1.00–2.73 1.97 0.35 13
Team-professionalization 1.25–5.38 3.10 0.96 13
Service profile 1.00–5.00 3.07 1.33 13
Inclusive profile 1.00–5.00 3.60 0.82 13
Contact parents—group 0.00–1.00 0.48 0.35 13
Contact parents—outreach 0.00–1.00 0.34 0.24 13
Contact local schools 1.00–6.00 3.09 1.24 13
Contact local services 0.00–1.00 0.54 0.29 15
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