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The effects of childcare experienced by children is a matter that is greatly concerning.
This is because along with positive effects on some areas of development there can also be negative consequences. It is important to be aware of, and understand, likely risks. Not every child benefits from attending ECE. And, not all ECE is the same. The quality of ECE services is variable. What benefits one child might not benefit another because much depends on who the child is and their background, along with the quality of service.
Participation in ECE can have a life-long lasting impact. This is when services provide a high-quality intervention programme. It’s also true when services target children from disadvantaged backgrounds and involve their parents.
Effects of Early Childhood Education. By Dr Sarah Alexander.February 27, 2008. Introduction The methodologically soundest (best) research over the past 20 years on the effects of early
Children Who Benefit from ECE and Do Not Benefit – A study of 15,000 children in England. The Research on Children Who Benefit From ECE
The Best Start. Dr Sarah Alexander. Speaker at the Education Leaders Forum 2017 “Life passages and learning paths”. Rotorua, 23 – 24 August 2017.
Educational inequalities. A review by Sarah Alexander. Introduction A popular notion in our society is that participation in ECE is something that advantages (all) children
Child Obesity and Childcare. Canadian Research into Child Obesity and Childcare Effects When parents are busy with work or other things and rely on others
The Abecedarian Project. By Reg Ponniah. February 29, 2012. A highly regarded study is providing a clearer scientific understanding of how early childhood education can