Early Care and Education

The Early Care and Education (ECE) Special Interest Group serves to support existing ECE researchers and researchers with emerging interests in physical activity, sedentary behaviors and nutrition during the early childhood period.

The ECE SIG will serve as a source of communication, information sharing, and collaboration among researchers whose goals are to improve the young child’s health, growth and development through healthy eating, regular physical activity and minimizing sedentary behaviors. 
A major focus of this SIG is children’s engagement in out of home child care whether infant care, nursery school, preschool, kindergarten, child care centers, family homes, and other relevant organizational settings. However, the SIG will also include issues related to family and community factors that affect the health and well-being of children during this important developmental period. 

SIG Leaders:

Chairs: Anne Martin & Serene Yoong

Co-chairs: Suzanne Harte & Rebecca Byrne

Website/newsletter: Suzanne Harte & Serene Yoong

Webinar organisation: Rebecca Byrne

Social media: Sarah Gerritsen

ECE Awards: Sophie Chen & Anne Martin