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Infant Assessment Unit - Infant Day Care Screen


Infant Assessment Unit - Infant Day Care Screen


The Infant Assessment Unit (IAU) was part of the Longitudinal Cohort Study. The objective of the IAU was to observe how prenatal and postnatal conditions affect the health and cognitive functioning of infants during the first year of life. Consisting of several instruments, the IAU sought to measure infant cognition and quantify the experiences of the sampled infants from Cohort 0 during their first 12 months of life. Additionally, the IAU examined the circumstances surrounding the mother's pregnancy and the subsequent care received by the infant. The IAU was administered to subjects or primary caregivers in Cohort 0 only in Wave 1 of the LCS.

The Infant Day Care Screen questionnaire (PDF 2.3MG) was included in the IAU to record data relating the details of the childcare arrangements for the subject. The primary caregiver (PC) was asked to describe the nature (family member, babysitter, day care) and frequency (number of days and hours) of the care received by the subject. The PC was also asked how long the child had been receiving the previously described care and if there were any additional childcare programs utilized by the subject. It was administered to the subject's primary caregiver.

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