April 24, 2017

National Evaluation of Quality of Childcare: El Salvador

An evaluation of multi-level educational trainings provided by Whole Child International to improve quality of childcare settings

Principal Investigators:
Kathryn Whetten, Jan Ostermann
Co-Investigators: Eve S. Puffer, Karen O’Donnell

Currently in El Salvador, there are approximately 7,000 children being cared for in Child Development Centers and Residential Care Centers where they spend a significant amount of their time. Whole Child International (WCI) is a non-governmental organization focused on improving the caregiving environments for vulnerable children by effecting changes within child care centers and orphanages. This project is an intervention evaluation of their educational trainings (for local government officials, directors, and caregivers) and technical assistance within centers.