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ERIC Number: EJ854409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Physical Activity Programs in Long Day Care and Family Day Care Settings
Lawlis, Tanya; Mikhailovich, Katja; Morrison, Paul
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v33 n2 p27-31 Jun 2008
In the past 10 years the prevalence of childhood obesity has increased considerably and there is growing recognition of the need to establish positive attitudes to healthy lifestyle practices from an early age if this trend is to be reversed. Childcare centres provide ideal environments from which to develop these positive attitudes. A literature review conducted to identify best-practice physical activity programs and resources utilised by long day care (LDC) and family day care (FDC) found only one physical activity program directly targeting these settings. In addition, few references to physical activity were found in the National Childcare Accreditation Council Quality Improvement and Accreditation System and Family Day Care Quality Assurance systems. The literature also suggested limited research on the physical activity status of children attending LDC and FDC. Further developments to these areas will improve the delivery of Australian child care and assist in a healthy future for Australian children through LDC and FDC. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia