Early Childhood Outside RCT

Randomized-Controlled Trial on the Practice Tool for Early Childhood Educators

About

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. 

Study Status

Data Collection: Ongoing 

Participant Recruitment: Ongoing 

Want to participate?

To participate in this study, you must:

– be 19 years old or older;

– be currently employed as an early childhood educator and/or administrator in Canada; and,

– speak, read and understand English

 

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