Exploring the Working Lives of Child Care Educators in Long Day Care Centres

Research: University of Melbourne Research Collaboration Grant

Brief description: This is a qualitative study exploring the working lives of early childhood educators in long day care centres, including positive aspects, challenges and stressors, and suggestions for workplace change to maximise educator social and emotional wellbeing.

Research Partners: Dr Elise Davis (School of Population Health, University of Melbourne); Lara Williamson (School of Population Health, University of Melbourne); Assoc Prof Tony La Montagne (School of Population Health, University of Melbourne); Assoc Prof Linda Harrison (Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University); Prof Margaret Sims (School of Education, University of New England); Prof Elizabeth Waters (School of Population Health, University of Melbourne).

Institute Involvement: Everymind is an industry partner on the grant, with Trevor Hazell and Karen Stafford collaborating with the researchers in regard to mental health promotion in the early childhood education and care sector.

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