Openly accessible

Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centers within low socioeconomic areas: strategies, facilitators and challenges

Davis, Elise, Priest, Naomi, Davies, Belinda, Sims, Margaret, Harrison, Linda, Herrman, Helen, Waters, Elizabeth, Strazdins, Lyndall, Marshall, Bernie and Cook, Kay 2010, Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centers within low socioeconomic areas: strategies, facilitators and challenges, Australasian journal of early childhood, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 1-16.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
cook-promotingchildrens-2010.pdf Published version application/pdf 221.99KB 38

Title Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centers within low socioeconomic areas: strategies, facilitators and challenges
Author(s) Davis, Elise
Priest, Naomi
Davies, Belinda
Sims, Margaret
Harrison, Linda
Herrman, Helen
Waters, Elizabeth
Strazdins, Lyndall
Marshall, Bernie
Cook, Kay
Journal name Australasian journal of early childhood
Volume number 35
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 1836-9391
Summary Althought childcare centres have a vital role to play in the social and emotional development of children, the strategies used to promote children’s wellbeing in such settings are not well researched. This study aimed to identify the strategies, facilitators and key challenges for promoting children’s social and emotional wellbeing as reported by childcare directors and workers during semi-structured interviews. They reported mainly informal strategies with few formalised policies, curricula or strategies. Staff reported frequent difficulties communicating with parents and/or children due to many families speaking little or no English. Lack of staff training and inadequate resources for activities were other key challenges they identified. Perceived facilitators included staff having strong relationships with each other and sharing a common philosophy, as well as having an open door policy for parents. Systematic development of skills to promote children’s social and emotional wellbeing could help leverage childcare staff’s potential to promote children’s wellbeing during a crucial stage of child development.
Language eng
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Early Childhood Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035358

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 477 Abstract Views, 39 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 07 Jun 2011, 15:37:57 EST by Jane Moschetti

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.