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Child Care and Child Development

Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development


Published: 5th April 2005
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This important work presents the results of the most comprehensive scientific study to date of early child care and its relation to child development. In one volume, a critical selection of material from the most salient journal articles is brought together with new overviews and a concluding commentary. Provided is a wealth of authoritative information about the ways in which nonmaternal care is linked to health, psychological adjustment, and mother-child bonds in the first six years of life. The study addresses the full complexity of this vital issue, taking into account a range of family characteristics as well as the quality of child care experiences. An essential resource for developmentalists, early child care specialists, and educators, this volume offers compelling new perspectives on practice, policy, and research.

"This well-organized volume begins with a much-needed and well-articulated overview of the original NICHD study design....A major strength of this volume is the abridged chapters, eliminating any redundancy....Given the purpose of this volume as a resource and a vehicle for disseminating what the NICHD research network felt was the most important information from the first phase of the NICHD study, it can be stated without reservation that its purpose was fulfilled and its contribution to the field is invaluable....Has immeasurable utility and vast applicability for individuals interested in dynamic interplay among family, child care, and early childhood development. Without doubt, this book should be considered a must have in most personal and institutional libraries."--"Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology""This is a landmark book and should be read by all who make decisions about day care. The topic is one of immense importance and will be of great interest to writers of textbooks and of books on parent-child relations. Its contents range broadly, going beyond day care to other concerns in the field of child development."--A"PA PscyCRITIQUES"

"" "Readers will find this volume fascinating, exciting, and informative."--"Virginia Child Protection Newsletter"

"This 'must-read' volume describes one of the most comprehensive and innovative child development studies of the last 20 years. It brings together, for the first time, essential findings on how child care quality, family environment, and parenting together contribute to a child's life chances. The authors provide a compelling story of young children's experiences today and the challenges facing parents as they make choices about work and care. Psychologists, social scientists, and policymakers concerned with early childhood education, family social policy, and pediatric health will find this book extremely valuable."--Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, PhD, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

"The NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development is a critically important milestone in the science of human development. The results compellingly illustrate the powerful roles of child care experience and family dynamics in shaping human adaptation and development. The results also offer a somber warning on the developmental consequences of poor-quality out-of-home care, which is all too prevalent in the United States. This book can and should influence every child care provider, parent, and policymaker to strive for an improvement in the quality of child care and of family social policy."--Craig T. Ramey, PhD, Center on Health and Education, Georgetown University

"This book is a badly needed compilation and interpretation of the multifaceted results of the landmark NICHD study of child care in America. This is not only the single most important study of child care ever done, but it was undertaken by a group of extremely knowledgeable scholars. Their willingness to explore conventional as well as controversial issues concerning the effects of early care experiences on the developing child makes this volume a treasure."--Edward Zigler, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), Yale University

NICHD Early Child Care Research Network Staff
Nonmaternal Care and Family Factors in Early Development
An Overview of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care
Child Care Use and Quality
Child Care in the First Year of Life
Characteristics of Infant Child Care
Factors Contributing to Positive Caregiving
Booth, Kelly
Child Care Characteristics of Infants with and without Special Needs
Comparisons and Concerns
A New Guide for Evaluating Child Care Quality.Characteristics and Quality of Child Care for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Why Consider Family Effects in a Study of Child Care?
Familial Factors Associated with the Characteristics of Nonmaternal Care of Infants
Before Head Start
Income and Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Child Care Experiences, and Child Development
Less, Dearing, McCartney, Taylor, Change in Family Income-to-Needs Matters More for Children with Special Needs.Chronicity of Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Maternal Sensitivity, and Child Functioning at 36 Months
The Interaction of Child Care and Family Risk in Relation to Child Development at 24 and 36 Months
Child Care and Health
Child Care and Common Communicable Illnesses
Child Care and Common Communicable Diseases
Child Care and Mother-child Relations
The Effects of Infant Child Care on Infant-Mother Attachment Security
Child Care and Family Predictors of Preschool Attachment and Stability from Infancy.Caregiver-Mother Partnership Behavior and the Quality of Caregiver-Child and Mother-Child Interactions
Owen, Ware, Barfoot, Child Care and Mother-Child Interaction in the First 3 Years of Life
Early Child Care and Mother-Child Interaction from 36 Months through First Grade
Child Care and Psychological Development
Early Child Care and Self-Control, Compliance, and Problem Behavior at 24 and 36 Months
Early Child Care and Children's Peer Interaction at 24 and 36 Months.Does Amount of Time Spent in Child Care Predict Socioemotional Adjustment during the Transition to Kindergarten?The Relation of Child Care to Cognitive and Language Development
Does Quality of Child Care Affect Child Outcomes at Age 4E?Child Outcomes When Child Care Center Classes Meet Recommended Standards for Quality
Child Care Structure --> Process --> Outcome
Direct and Indirect Effects of Child Care Quality on Young Children's Development
Early Child Care and Children's Development Prior to School Entry
Families and the Development of Children Who Are in Child Care
Factors Associated with Fathers' Caregiving Activities and Sensitivity with Young Children.Relations between Family Predictors and Child Outcomes
Are They Weaker for Children with Child Care?Families Matter-Even for Kids in Child Care
Landesman Ramey, Human Developmental Science Serving Children and Families
Contributions of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care
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ISBN: 9781593851385
ISBN-10: 1593851383
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 5th April 2005
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.88