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Table 2 Organizational configurations of ECEC centers: mean proportions of centers within clusters meeting the included organizational characteristics (N = 117)

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

Configurations Traditional not-for-profit professional-bureaucratic organizations (N = 38) Large multifunctional for-profit division organizations (N = 44) Engaged mixed for-profit/not-for-profit professional organizations (N = 35) All organizations (N = 117)
Legal entity (1 = not-for-profit) 0.97 0.32 0.79 0.67
Profit goal (1 = yes) 0.00 0.64 0.18 0.29
Number of services offered (1 = high) 0.32 0.71 0.73 0.59
Presence of the manager (1 = high) 0.37 0.77 0.23 0.48
Autonomy of the manager (1 = high) 0.69 0.63 0.36 0.57
Size of the center (1 = middle to large) 0.16 0.63 0.09 0.32
Staff on tenure (1 = high) 0.61 0.30 0.65 0.51
Flexibility of users’ contracts (1 = high) 0.20 0.59 0.21 0.35
Positive diversity climate (1 = high) 0.16 0.26 0.65 0.36
Systematic professionalization (1 = high) 0.43 0.53 0.83 0.59
Team-based professionalization (1 = high) 0.14 0.60 0.69 0.48
Service profile (1 = high) 0.26 0.75 0.41 0.49
Inclusive profile (1 = high) 0.29 0.18 0.90 0.43
Contact with parents—group-wise (1 = high) 0.23 0.55 0.72 0.50
Contact with parents—outreach (1 = high) 0.14 0.08 0.59 0.25
Contact with schools (1 = high) 0.46 0.25 0.79 0.48
Contact with local services (1 = high) 0.43 0.34 0.90 0.54