Children attending educational childcare regulated by the Ministère de la Famille du Québec opened for at least 16 months before the beginning of the survey. Children residing in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and in the Nord-du-Québec health region, those attending Aboriginal childcare, as well as those attending specialized services for handicapped children and childcare establishments that offer only half-day services (similar to nursery school) are excluded.
Overall quality, quality according to 4 dimensions (structuring of the premises, structuring and variation in the types of activities, educator’s interactions with children and parents) and according to 6 basic activities (arrival, meals, personal care, outside play, transitions and end of day); characteristics of the educational childcare environment and factors associated with educational quality.
The Québec Survey on the Quality of Educational Daycare 2003, paints a representative portrait of the quality of government-regulated educational daycare available to Québec children aged 0 to 5. The ...