Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Jacqueline Specht
While there are a variety of programs and techniques that have been developed to support and address challenges with children’s behaviour in early learning and care settings, few studies have focused on the effectiveness and implementation of such approaches with fidelity. This study examines The Positive Child Care Program (PCCP) in order to inform program development. Participants in this study included 96 Early Childhood Educators and 12 Directors from 12 child care centres in Alberta, Canada. Findings indicate that PCCP has the potential to dramatically improve quality social and emotional experiences for both children and adults in early learning environments. This study also provides meaningful insights for understanding implementation of such program supports in early childhood settings.
Lee, Shawna L., "Examining the Effects of the Positive Child Care Program In Early Childhood Education Environments: A randomized control trial" (2017). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5023.