SEMINAR: PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development (PLAYCE) research program
|PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development (PLAYCE) research program : SHS Seminar Series
An overview of the PLAYCE (PLAY Spaces and Environments for Childrenâ€™s Physical Activity, Health & Development) program of research will be presented including the original PLAYCE study, which investigated the influence of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) environment on preschoolersâ€™ physical activity. The physical activity, health and development of over 2000 children from 120 ECEC services were tracked. Two thirds of children aged 2-5 years did not meet the recommended three hours of physical activity per day as per the Australian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years. Only 16% of services had a mention of physical activity in their centre policies. This research has led to a current NHMRC Partnership grant to develop, implement and evaluate ECEC specific physical activity related policy and programs.
Associate Professor Christian is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. She leads the â€˜Child Physical Activity, Health and Developmentâ€™ team at Telethon Kids. Hayley also holds a Senior Research Fellow position at The University of Western Australia. Hayleyâ€™s research focuses on improving childrenâ€™s physical activity levels, health and well-being through multi-level interventions focused on the child, family, social and built environment.
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