ERIC Number: ED284656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Children in Excellent, Moderate, and Poor Quality Day Care.
Vandell, Deborah Lowe; And Others
Twenty 4-year-olds were observed during free play at excellent, moderate, and poor quality day care centers. The children were observed again at eight years as they participated in triadic play sessions. Parental, peer, and self-ratings were also obtained. Significant continuity between the children's day care experiences and their functioning at eight years was found. Time spent in positive interactions with adults at four years (which was more common in excellent quality programs) was positively related to ratings of empathy, social competence, and social acceptance at eight years, while time spent in unoccupied behaviors at four years (which was more common in poorer quality programs) was negatively associated with ratings of empathy, conflict negotiation, and social competence at eight years. Significant differences in the children at eight years were associated with prior day care experience. (Author/PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An abbreviated version of this paper was presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).