Day Care

Campbell Lamb Hwang

Improving Day Care

Family Based Care

Nursery Based Care

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  • Day Care
    • Two types.
    • Campbell, Lamb & Hwang
      • Participants
        • 48 Swedish children aged 18 months - 3years
          • Split into groups based on family care and nursery care
      • Procedure
        • Children were observed playing with other children for 30 minutes in a day care setting when they first started nursery, at 2 and a half and at 3 and a half
          • At 6 and a half the childrens self competence was assessed
            • At 8 and a half teachers were interviewed
              • At 15 the FQQ & SSQ were administered.
                • The results from the children who went to day care was compared with children who had family based care
      • Results
        • children under three and a half who spent Long days in care were less socially competent.
          • Shorter days made them more competent
        • the better the quality of care, the better the child social abilities
        • social competence is stable from 3 and a half to 15
      • Conclusion
        • Childrens social skills have developed by 3 and a half
          • good quality care is needed up till this point
      • Evaluation
        • longitudinal study
          • very detailed information
        • clear baseline collected
          • skills were tested prior to study
        • conducted in Sweeden where there is a high level of care
          • can't be generalised.
        • requires careful ethical consideration
    • Improving day care provision
      • Have a key worker
      • structured activities
      • free time is needed to play as well as group time
        • small groups to minimise strangers
      • low adult to child ratio
      • well trained staff
      • mixed age groups to improve social development.


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