International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2022)

Preschoolers’ care transition and their attitudes to learning in early childhood care centres in Obio/Akpor local government area, Rivers State


Benjamin Woke Wadi, Love Chinyere Okika

The study examined preschoolers’ care transition and their attitudes to learning in early childhood care centres in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Four research questions guided the study and four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study employed correlational research design. The population of the study was 1,480, comprising 1324 preschoolers and 156 teachers. Simple random sampling procedure was used to arrive at a sample size of 300 (250 preschoolers and 50 teachers). The researcher’s self-made instruments titled “Preschoolers’ Care Transition Questionnaire” (PCTQ) and “Preschoolers’ Attitudes to Learning” (PAL) were used for data collection. The reliability coefficients of the instruments were 0.82 for PCTQ and 0.78 for PAL, which were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha. The data gathered were analysed using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient for both the research questions and the hypotheses. The findings revealed that Care Centre’s Social Climate relate with Preschoolers’ Participation in Learning, Care Centre’s Physical Setting relates with Preschoolers’ Attendance to the Centre Programmes, Adult Members Support Strategies relate with Preschoolers’ Cooperative Attitude to learning; Care Centre’s Programmes relates with Preschoolers’ Receptive to learning. Social Climate significantly relate with Preschoolers’ Participation in learning, Physical Setting significantly relates with Preschoolers’ Attendance to the Centre Programmes, Adult Members Support Strategies significantly relate with Preschoolers’ Cooperative Attitude to learning, Care Centre’s programmes significantly relates with Preschoolers’ Receptive to learning. The researchers made the following recommendations: education stakeholders should ensure that care centre is structured to allow for application of instructional methods that will enhance all-round development of preschoolers, workshops and seminars should be organised to keep teachers/caregivers abreast with up-to-date strategies of care centre’s management/planning that would warrant preschooler’s positive attitude to education. Adult members of the centre community should show adequate support in the education of preschoolers to build their positive attitude to education.
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How to cite this article:
Benjamin Woke Wadi, Love Chinyere Okika. Preschoolers’ care transition and their attitudes to learning in early childhood care centres in Obio/Akpor local government area, Rivers State. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2022, Pages 75-82
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