Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of opportunities for … [Read More] Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT Findings are presented regarding childcare providers’ use of evidence-based strategies to promote preschoolers’ social–emotional competence in 38 urban childcare classrooms. Descriptive results from classroom observations and childcare teachers’ interviews indicated that in the absence of training, childcare teaching staff implemented few of these strategies. Teachers also reported a lack of infrastructure elements such as … [Read More] Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights In all three countries, parents working nonstandard times reported more internalizing problems in their children compared to parents in regular day work. Demanding working hours for families (i.e., nonstandard working time, overtime at short notice) appears to be linked with internalizing, rather than externalizing, problems among children. Some of the links between parental working … [Read More] Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

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