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