publication . Article . 2006

early child care and early child development major findings of the nichd study of early child care

Jay Belsky;
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  • Published: 21 Mar 2006 Journal: European Journal of Developmental Psychology, volume 3, pages 95-110 (issn: 1740-5629, eissn: 1740-5610, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The changing landscape of maternal employment in the USA has led to more and more children at younger and younger ages experiencing routine, non-maternal care. Great debate about the effects of day care beginning very early in life led to the launch of a major study in the USA, following more than 1000 children from birth. Study findings through the start of school are summarized. These highlight the fact that good quality child care and exposure to centre-based care predict somewhat advanced cognitive-linguistic functioning, but that lots of time spent in any kind of care (irrespective of its quality) and greater exposure to centre-based care are related to ele...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Self care, Child development, Day care, Risks and benefits, Problem behaviour, Child care, Psychology
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