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Report 2015:2 High quality centre-based childcare can prevent developmental difficulties

  • Year: 2015:2
  • By: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Authors Eek R, Brandlistuen et al.
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The report is the fifth in a series related to centre-based childcare research in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). It is based on questionnaires completed by parents and educational directors in centre-based childcare, for over 7,000 five-year-olds nationwide.

The report is only available in Norwegian




English summary

High quality centre-based childcare appears to prevent the development of language and behavioural difficulties over time, particularly among vulnerable children. The factors that appear to affect children include space for learning activities, staff education, relationships with staff, activities offered, time spent in childcare and group size.