Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Child care quality and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development: An Australian longitudinal study

Share
Description:
There is growing evidence that high-quality non-parental child care can contribute to children's learning, development and successful transition to school. Research examining the quality of child care and the effect on children's development is not well documented outside the USA. We used data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to examine the association between domain-specific aspects of child care quality at ages two to three and children's cognitive (receptive vocabulary, literacy, maths proficiency) and socio-emotional development (internalising, externalising behaviours) at ages four to five and six to seven (n = 772-1136, depending on outcome). After extensive controls for parent, family and child background characteristics, higher quality relationships were associated with higher receptive vocabulary, literacy and maths scores and lower internalising and externalising problem behaviour scores at four to five and these effects although weaker, were still evident at ages six to seven. Activities in child care and provider/programme characteristics of care were not associated with children's developmental outcomes. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
Australia

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

The voices of early care and education: A qualitative perspective on providing and accessing high-quality early care and education

Reports & Papersview

Findings from the fourth-grade round of the early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011): First look

Reports & Papersview

Findings form the third-grade round of the early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011): First look

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.9.0' | Built: 2022-06-13 15:23:18 EDT