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Prevention Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 259–273

First Online: 28 September 2015DOI: 10.1007-s11121-015-0602-7

Cite this article as: Werner, C.D., Linting, M., Vermeer, H.J. et al. Prev Sci 2016 17: 259. doi:10.1007-s11121-015-0602-7

Abstract

This meta-analysis reports on the effectiveness of targeted interventions focusing on child care professionals to improve child care quality, caregiver interaction skills, and child social-emotional development. Within randomized controlled trials, interventions are moderately effective in improving overall caregiver-child interactions k = 19, Hedges’ g = 0.35 and in improving child care quality on the classroom level k = 11; Hedges’ g = 0.39, the caregiver level k = 10; Hedges’ g = 0.44, and the child level k = 6; Hedges’ g = 0.26. Based on these findings, the implementation of evidence-based targeted interventions on a larger scale than currently exists may lead to better social-emotional development for children under the age of 5 years. There remains, however, an urgent need for more and larger randomized controlled trials with a solid design and high quality measures in order to shed more light on which child care components for which children are most critical in supporting children’s socio-emotional development.

KeywordsMeta-analysis Child care quality Intervention Randomized controlled trials Child social-emotional development Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s11121-015-0602-7 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Claudia D. Werner - Mariëlle Linting - Harriet J. Vermeer - Marinus H. Van IJzendoorn

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