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ERIC Number: EJ1169781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Together and Alone a Study of Interactions between Toddlers and Childcare Providers during Mealtime in Norwegian Childcare Centres
Klette, Trine; Drugli, May Britt; Aandahl, Ann Mari
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n3 p387-398 2018
The study investigated the quality of interactions between childcare providers and toddlers during a lunch in childcare centres. Meals in childcare centres are semi-structured adult-led situations where the children not only eat, but are also provided with opportunities for implicit learning and interactions. Participants were 13 toddlers aged about 18 months in 11 different childcare centres in a Norwegian municipality. Video recordings were analysed for organization and structure, relational climate and childcare provider-child interactions, weighting provider sensitivity, language support and facilitated exploration. Findings indicated good quality regarding the organization of meals and relational climate in about half of the centres. Sensitivity, language support and facilitated exploration showed low quality across the different centres and are a cause for concern. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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