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Special Issue "Interventions to Promote Healthy Movement Behaviours in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings "
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Countries such as Canada and Australia have recently released 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the early years and national physical literacy standards highlighting the importance of early movement behaviours and physical development on later health (i.e., chronic diseases such as obesity) and developmental trajectories (e.g., academic achievement). Young children spend a significant amount of time in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. ECEC is thus an important setting to promote early child movement behaviours related to physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep, as well as development-related outcomes such as physical literacy. There is a need for effective intervention strategies that target multiple movement-based behaviours and developmental outcomes for children attending ECEC. To support the implementation of these intervention strategies, they should align with country-specific early years learning frameworks, regulatory requirements, and standards.
This Special issue seeks papers on early childhood education and care interventions focused on movement behaviours such as physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep, as well as related developmental outcomes such as physical literacy. Intervention studies with a focus on the scale up and implementation of strategies at a population level are a priority.
Assoc. Prof. Hayley Christian
Prof. Stewart Trost
Prof. Dianne Stanton Ward
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- early childhood education and care
- early years
- early child development
- physical activity
- sedentary behaviour
- screen time
- physical literacy
- fundamental movement skills
- intervention studies
- scale up