2002; Kim, Han,& McCubbin, 2007; Lila, Garcia, & Gracia, 2007; Litovsky & Duseck, 1985; NICHD-SECC ECCRN, 2002; Rohner & Britner, 2002; Wang & Chang, 2008).
Studies that have investigated the impact of a father's sensitivity on child outcomes while controlling for maternal sensitivity have found that fathers' sensitivity influences both cognitive and social development (Holmes & Huston, 2010; NICHD ECCRN, 2004; 2005; Tamis-LeMonda, Shannon, Cabrera, & Lamb, 2004; Youngblade & Belsky, 1992).
89 for other adult caregivers (NICHD: ECCRN, 1999).
Regarding the influence of the socio-economic status, the results found in this study were similar to those observed in previous research (NICHD ECCRN
, 2005; Bradley & Corwyn, 2002), showing a significant main effect, i.
The NICHD Study of Early Child Care (NICHD ECCRN, 1996) also demonstrated that smaller group size was associated with positive caregiving behaviors.
1992; NICHD ECCRN, 1996, 2000a; Phillips, Howes, & Whitebook, 1991; Whitebook et al.
The quality of caregiving and specifically adult-child interaction often are distinguished as crucial components of high-quality child care and education (Bowman, Donovan, & Burns, 2001; Dwyer, Chait, & McKee, 2000; Kontos, Howes, Shinn, & Galinsky, 1995; NICHD ECCRN, 2000b; Phillips, Mekos, Scarr, McCartney, & Abbott-Shim, 2000; Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000).