On effects of early child care. [videorecording] - London, Tavistock Clinic, 2009 - 1 video disc (approx 80 min) - Scientific Meeting of the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic 9th March .

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The presentation will report on how early child care experiences are linked to children?s functioning through their middle-childhood years-in the USA-drawing on data from a large scale American study following over 1,000 children from birth onward. Of great significance is not just the study?s careful attention to studying children longitudinally, using age-appropriate measurement, but carefully measuring distinct aspects of the child-care experience, most notably the type, quality and dosage that a child experiences across the first 4.5 years of life. Thus, this research goes beyond the simplistic-and outdated-question, "Is child care good for children" , to address the issue of the conditions under which children do well or poorly as a result of their early child-care experiences. Importantly, the work takes into consideration confounding family factors before estimating effects of early child care on children?s cognitive-academic functioning and socio-emotional adjustment through age 11.

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