Early childhood care and development (ECCD) in Ghana have received
attention in the lat decade. To ensure quality of instruction and build
capacity of early childhood teachers and caregivers, the National Nursery
Teachers’ Training Centre was set up by the government to offer specialized
training in nursery education for teachers and nursery attendants. Universities
and the Colleges of Education have been mandated to train teachers for early
childhood education. This study therefore sought to find out the effects of
level of education and years of experience of teachers on their interactions
with children (3 - 5) in early-childhood institutions in Ghana using the
Caregiver Child Interaction Scale (r = 0.77). The sample (N = 103; Female 99%): made up of teachers from thirty-one
preschools in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana were observed during their
normal classroom routine. There appeared not to be any statistically significant
difference between the teachers’ level of education and years of experience on
the interaction scores.
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