Evaluation of the implementation of a new physical activity policy in early childhood education and care

Elizabeth Wenden

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Abstract

This research evaluated the implementation of a new evidence-based physical activity policy specifically for early childhood education and care (or childcare) services. Findings revealed that services needed tailored, evidence-based strategies to prepare for and implement the new policy. Further, wide stakeholder engagement was crucial during policy development and implementation. Going forward, ECEC-specific physical activity policies should be legislated and aligned with national 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years to help young children meet physical activity recommendations. Policymakers, researchers, and the ECEC sector can use these insights to develop and implement ECEC-specific physical activity policies to help young children thrive.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Christian, Hayley, Supervisor
  • Budgeon, Charley, Supervisor
  • Pearce, Natasha, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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