Early Childhood Outside RCT
Randomized-Controlled Trial on the Practice Tool for Early Childhood Educators
Outdoor play is important for children as it can promote healthy social and physical development, emotional wellbeing, self-confidence, risk management and overall physical activity. However, opportunities for outdoor play have been decreasing across generations due to perceptions that it is dangerous and unnecessary. Thus, we developed an online educational tool to help early childhood childhood educators learn about the importance of outdoor play for children in their centres’ and provided strategies for implementation.
The aim of the Early Childhood Outside: Early Childhood Educator Tool Randomized Controlled Trial (ECO RCT) study is to test the effectiveness of our online tool in reframing early childhood educators’ perceptions of outdoor play and changing their service delivery to give children at their centre more opportunities for outdoor play.
Participant Recruitment: Completed
Data Collection: Ongoing
Data Analysis: Ongoing