Presentation Title

The Relationship Between Time in Childcare, Play, and Social Interaction of Young Children

Advisor Information

Lisa Kelly-Vance

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

7-3-2014 12:00 PM

Abstract

Childcare attendance is a factor that affects the development of young children’s play and social skills. Research suggests that pretend play and social skills are advanced as a result of childcare, but other research suggests that aggression and behavioral problems increase. The relationship between the amount of time children spend in childcare and their play and social skills was examined at a university’s childcare center, which included children ages 18 to 56 months. The results of this correlational study indicated that children who spent more time in the childcare center (full time, 40 plus hours) demonstrated more advanced pretend play skills than children enrolled part-time (36 hours or less). Results also indicated that children who attended the childcare facility part-time were involved in more peer play than children enrolled full-time.

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Mar 7th, 9:00 AM Mar 7th, 12:00 PM

The Relationship Between Time in Childcare, Play, and Social Interaction of Young Children

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Childcare attendance is a factor that affects the development of young children’s play and social skills. Research suggests that pretend play and social skills are advanced as a result of childcare, but other research suggests that aggression and behavioral problems increase. The relationship between the amount of time children spend in childcare and their play and social skills was examined at a university’s childcare center, which included children ages 18 to 56 months. The results of this correlational study indicated that children who spent more time in the childcare center (full time, 40 plus hours) demonstrated more advanced pretend play skills than children enrolled part-time (36 hours or less). Results also indicated that children who attended the childcare facility part-time were involved in more peer play than children enrolled full-time.