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Table 3 Preconditions for learning: responses from infant/toddler educators

From: Early childhood educator’ perspectives on how infants and toddlers learn: Australia and China

  Australia China
Rank M % Rank M %
Educators are in active interaction with children and support them 1 1.23 72.7 3 1.33 66.7
Children experience respect and security from adults 2 1.28 75.8 1 1.17 83.3
Educators create conditions for children’s well-being 3 1.38 69.7 4 1.37 66.7
There is good cooperation with parents 4 1.56 54.5 2 1.33 72.2
Children must meet challenges adjusted to their level of development 5 1.66 48.5 5 1.78 48.1
Children get many experiences 6 1.67 63.6 7 1.98 42.6
Children’s own choices without adult intervention 7 1.93 39.4 6 1.78 44.4