Dr. Mariana Brussoni awarded an additional $1.3 million to continue research on ways to maximize outdoor play time for early learning and child care centres

COVID-19 put a spotlight on the importance of outdoor play.

“We already know from many other studies that more outdoor play is better. What we are doing with PRO-ECO is focusing on how we can change the behaviours and practices of early childhood educators and families, to support more outdoor play in their centres, especially in the context of the pandemic,” says Dr. Brussoni, who is also a BC Children’s Hospital researcher. “Expanding the study will give us really important information so, at the end of it, we can come up with recommendations or guidelines that other child care centres can follow.”

– Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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