Open lecture: "The Effects of Early Child Care from Infancy through Adolescence: Risks, Benefits, and Controversies"
This open lecture will address "the child care puzzle" with findings from this landmark study and from other major studies.
Margaret Owen is professor and director of the Center for Children and Families at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Professor II at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo.
For almost 20 years Dr. Owen was a member of the investigative team directing the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a prospective longitudinal study of the effects of child care on over 1300 children and their families from birth through age 15. Its findings address
- amount, types, and quality of child care experienced by the study children;
- family factors associated with characteristics of child care use; and
- concurrent and long-term associations between child-care experiences and children's attachments relationships, adaptive and maladaptive social behavior, cognitive and language development, school achievement, peer relations, qualities of mother-child interactions, and children's health.
The open lecture will address "the child care puzzle" with findings from this landmark study and from other major studies.