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Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, November, 2018
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To achieve the goal of providing every child with access to developmentally appropriate care, the United States must ensure that the policies and systems governing and funding early care and learning have a robust facilities component. The following…
McCormick Lindsay A., Lovell Sam C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Given the critical need for more investigation in this area, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) conducted a pilot project to evaluate new approaches to testing and remediating lead in water at child care facilities. This report provides a summary of…
McCormick Lindsay A., Lovell Sam C., 2018
Executive Summary
Given the critical need for more investigation in this area, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) conducted a pilot project to evaluate new approaches to testing and remediating lead in water at child care facilities. This report provides a summary of…
Brussoni Mariana, Ishikawa Takuro, Brunelle Sara, Herrington Susan, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The outdoor space at childcare centres can be many preschoolers' primary experience of outdoor play. Trends prioritizing risk reduction have diminished access to nature and risky play. We examined the effects of an intervention to increase…
Zamani Zahra, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A number of studies have identified childcare environments as significant resources for children's development, learning through play, and contact with nature. However, there is a lack of knowledge about how, from a child's perspective, specific…
Miranda Nekane, Larrea Inaki, Muela Alexander, Barandiaran Alexander, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: The primary purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between social play and involvement in the outdoor preschool environment. The study included 173 children ranging in age from 3 to 6 years ([mean]age = 3.95…
Borve Hege Eggen, Borve Elin, May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article focuses on the impact of the physical environment and construction of play culture in kindergartens. Based on a case study, we explore employees' perception of indoor physical environment and children's play. The findings revealed that…
Hoang Tina, Castorina Rosemary, Gaspar Fraser, Maddalena Randy, Jenkins Peggy, Zhang Qunfang (Zoe), McKone Thomas E., Benfenati Emilio, Shi Alex Y., Bradman Asa, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little information exists about exposures to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in early childhood education (ECE) environments. We measured 38 VOCs in single-day air samples collected in 2010-2011 from 34 ECE facilities serving California children…
Olsen Heather M., Smith Brandy, May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the study was to examine outdoor environments to understand whether or not young children had access to play materials and loose parts to enhance their playful experiences. This study sought to gather the availability of SAFE and…
Little Helen, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Lerstrup Inger, Refshauge Anne Dahl, 01 December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Outdoor stays in green settings are regarded as beneficial for preschoolers, but not much is known about the characteristics of the sites that are chosen and used by outdoor preschools, the so-called 'forest sites'. Therefore, this paper…
Acer Dilek, Gozen Goksu, Firat Zehra Saadet, Kefeli Hatice, Aslan Busra, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Current research exists regarding the play behaviour of students in various settings and with varying abilities. Regardless, there needs to be improved understanding of how students' play behaviour is affected when their classroom environment is…
Hinkley Trina, Salmon Jo, Crawford David, Okely Anthony D., Hesketh Kylie D., 11 November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Preschools and childcare settings offer opportunities to promote adequate levels of physical activity. Research is needed to identify the key features of these settings to optimize young children's activity. The aims of this study…

Figueroa Roger, Wiley Angela R. (Angela Renee), 06 October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childhood obesity has increased in the past 30 years, and physical inactivity is a major contributor. Factors related to physical activity promotion in the family child care context are understudied. A convenience sample of participants in a mid-…
Noguchi Miyuki, Mizukoshi Atsushi, Yanagisawa Yukio, Yamasaki Akihiro, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We measured temporal changes in concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) and individual volatile organic compounds in a newly built daycare center. The temporal changes of the TVOC concentrations were monitored with a photo…