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ERIC Number: ED415978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
A Comparison of the Development of Infants as a Function of Hours Spent in Day Care.
Weinberg, Serena; Lazier, Raun; Shivery, Amy; Chambliss, Catherine
This study examined the development of infants in day care and explored how their development varied as a function of hours spent in day care. Thirty-one day care providers completed a competence rating scale for 3 of the infants in their class. Results indicated no significant correlation between the number of hours an infant spends in day care and the infants' competence score. When an ANOVA was performed on the data, infant girls attending day care for 1-45 hours a week had a higher mean competence score than boys attending the same number of hours. Boys in day care for more than 45 hours a week had higher competence scores than girls in day care more than 45 hours. Based on the findings, it is suggested that full-time day care may offer advantages to boys because it provides a more stable environment and more consistent routines than part-time day care. (Contains 10 references and 7 tables.) (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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