Early child care in Australia : quality of care, experiences of care and developmental outcomes for Australian children

Whiteford, Chrystal Michelle (2015) Early child care in Australia : quality of care, experiences of care and developmental outcomes for Australian children. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


In early childhood research, one of the most debated topics is that of early child care. This thesis draws upon data from Growing Up In Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to explore the role of early child care in Australia. It examines the quality of early child care accessed by infants, the patterns of child care use across the early years and the impact of early child care experiences on academic, social-emotional and health outcomes at 6 to 7 years of age. Results indicate child care experiences vary considerably and suggest early child care experiences may have both positive and negative impacts upon later developmental outcomes.

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ID Code: 81298
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Walker, Susan, Berthelsen, Donna, Nicholson, Jan, & Harrison, Linda
Keywords: Child care, Early childhood, Developmental outcomes, Child care trajectories, Infant child care, Toddler child care
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2015 05:47
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:50

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